The sun will rise at 11:30 am this morning and set at 3:30 pm, giving Iceland only four hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.
Minister of Health Óttarr Proppé has appointed a task force to examine the possible public health benefits of correcting the clock in Iceland.
A few minor accidents occurred this morning due to the first snowfall of the season in the Reykjavík capital area.
Foreign tourists who visit Iceland in the winter report being happier with their experience at popular tourist spots in Iceland than those who visit during the summer.
Many motorists in Iceland are in a quandary about studded tires at the moment and whether or not it’s time to swap them for summer tires.
After the recent gentle weather, it is due to get wintry over parts of Iceland today—though nowhere near as stormy as the hurricane force winds that struck ten days ago, the duty meteorologist assures RÚV.
The spring weather is unevenly distributed across Iceland at the moment. Norðfjörður in the East Fjords is still particularly badly impacted by thick snow, which is causing problems—not least for organized tours, some of which have had to be canceled.
Dynjandi, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls and the biggest one in the Westfjords region, is still frozen solid due to the cool spring and especially hard winter.
Search & Rescue teams in South Iceland were called out yesterday afternoon to assist two foreign hikers in the Highlands.
Tour guide Helgi Guðmundsson is calling on tourists to respect warning signs and not put themselves in unnecessary danger following an incident yesterday he wishes he had not seen.
Winters are perfect for a lot of things. It is pretty good for freezing, which helps if you want to go skating on the Reykjavík Pond. Building snowmen is another great thing that is hard to do in summer.