Icelanders Dig out their Tents as Sun Shines

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Icelanders Dig out their Tents as Sun Shines

Record numbers of people stayed at camping grounds in North and East Iceland over the weekend. At Ásbyrgi, where temperatures reached 27ºC (80.6ºF), and Hallormstaður campers had to be turned away due to lack of space, ruv.is reports.

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The weather was warm and sunny across most parts of Iceland yesterday and the outlook is good for the next few days after a cool start to the summer.

Record numbers of people stayed at camping grounds in North and East Iceland over the weekend. At Ásbyrgi, where temperatures reached 27ºC (80.6ºF) and Hallormstaður campers had to be turned away due to lack of space.

Einar Gíslason at Visit Húsavík tourist office told visir.is that both Icelanders and tourists are following the good weather. “There are an unusually large number of Icelanders at the camping ground. I spoke to one of them from Selfoss yesterday and he said that he would spend the summer in the North instead of in the rain and wind in the south, which is understandable,” he said.

Visit vedur.is for the latest weather updates.

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