Seventy-Nine More Minutes in Three Weeks

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Seventy-Nine More Minutes in Three Weeks

The light is back in Iceland. In the three weeks since the shortest day of the year, December 21, the daylight is now 79 minutes longer. Sunrise in central Reykjavík was at 11:23 am then but today it was at 10:57 am, 34 minutes earlier.

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From Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, over the Reykjanes peninsula on January 13, 4:13 pm. The artwork, dansleikur is by Þorbjörg Pálsdóttir.Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

On December 21 sunset was at 3:29 pm but today it was at 4:14 pm, an extra 45 minutes of daylight, and 11 minutes more than what has been added to the sunrise time. 

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