Lea Marie Galgana sat in an ice bath for an astounding 42 minutes and 20 seconds; the previous record was 20 minutes.
The winner of the prize will receive DKK 350,000 [$54,831] and will be announced at the Oslo Opera House on October 30.
"Don't attempt to cross any river you aren't 100% sure you can cross safely as you are entirely responsible for any damage to your car. There is no river crossing insurance."
The current national record belongs to last year’s champion, Vilhjálmur Andri Einarsson, who stayed in a 0°C ice bath for 20 minutes last year.
Per the new wage adjustment, Harpa’s customer service reps’ wages will be set at 26.1% over the union’s set hourly rate, or an average of ISK 2,935 an hour during overtime shifts, which includes nights and weekends.
Arctic skua are migratory; these birds flew 14,000 kilometers [8,699 miles] from their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to their nesting site in Iceland.
The Environment Agency of Iceland closed both trails earlier in the spring when they became untraversable due to an excess of foot traffic and wet weather.
"We’re in the Westfjords where there’s no brewery in a 400-kilometer radius—that’s unique in and of itself."