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Europe’s Only Capital City with White Christmas

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Europe’s Only Capital City with White Christmas

Snow in Reykjavik

Archive photo. Photo: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir.

Reykjavík is the only capital city in Europe with a white Christmas, RÚV reports.

The city has a 7 cm thick (2.8 in) snow cover today, calm easterly winds, partly cloudy skies and a temperature of minus 9°C (16°F).

You may be surprised to learn that when the ground is snowless on December 25, we call it a red Christmas (rauð jól), while many other nations call it green.

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