Man missing in Iceland since October

Nobody has heard from Matthias Thorarinsson since October and the search for the 21 year-old is intensifying.

Thorarinsson had been touring Iceland in an old Russian military jeep which he had converted into a campervan. Because of this, it was noted by those close to him that he had not been in touch, but it was not immediately seen as worrying.

He was thought to be somewhere in the south of the country in his distinctive vehicle.

RUV reports that following unconfirmed sightings in December at the Bonus supermarket in Selfoss and the Fjardarkaup supermarket in Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik region police still have extremely little to go on in their search.

Police officers conducted a search of the Kjalarnes area on Saturday with no success.

The search hit the headlines this month, as it was considered extremely strange that somebody driving such a unique car could simply disappear in the sparsely populated Icelandic countryside.

Last week, police found the car completely burnt out in a gravel quarry near Mount Esja, the prominent mountain near Reykjavik which is popular with walkers. There was no sign of Matthias, however and the search continues.

Nobody has been using his mobile phone or credit and debit cards. Police urge anybody with any information at all to call (+354) 444 1000.