A conference call with Santa and senior elf officials at North Pole Flight Command resulted in suspension of operations at the Sector 3 Regional Tracking Center in Vik, Iceland.
In recent weeks parts of Iceland have been under evacuation due to volcanic and earthquake activity. The country remains under active watch of ongoing seismic events.
“We are not and have not been in any danger,” said Operations Director for the Vik facility, Elf Gretchen Green. “The government of Iceland still wants us here and hopefully the situation will stabilize before Christmas so that operations can return to Vik.”
The Regional Tracking Center in Vik, Iceland coordinates flight operations for Santa, collects tracker reports, weather information and other vital data used in Santa’s flights for all of Sector, which covers all of Europe and Africa.
A temporary Tracking Center has been set up in Renn, Norway. All elf personnel are reported safe. It is hoped that operations at the Vik, Iceland location can resume once the crisis has passed.
For more information about this very unique situation please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.