The average temperature in Reykjavík in January was 2.4°C (36.3°F), 2.9°C (37.2°F) above average for the month of January during the period 1961-1990 and 1.4°C (34.52°F) above the average temperature from 2004-2013.
Nature & Travel
A fatal accident occurred yesterday when a foreign tourist in his fifties fell into a river which runs through an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, Southeast Iceland. The man had been photographing the cave when he suddenly fainted and fell into the river.
A Eurasian Bittern, rarely seen in Iceland, was spotted near Laugar in Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland over the weekend.
The police in Hvollsvöllur, South Iceland, have asked people not to travel in the region because of a storm currently hitting the southern coast.
Citizens of Reykjavík have been complaining about a repugnant smell, found in many places in the capital, including Austurvöllur Square, Miklatún and other grassy outdoor areas. The smell is caused by calcium damage in grass that has been covered by a thick layer of ice for a long time.