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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Akureyri

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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Akureyri

Watch these pictures capturing the holiday spirit in Akureyri, north Iceland, during Christmas and New Year's Eve 2011-2012.

To the delight of skiers, snow was plentiful this holiday season and the capital of the north, as the town is often called, was clad in a thick white blanket.

On Christmas Eve locals visited the graves of loved ones to honor their memories on this holy day, as is tradition in Iceland.

On New Year's Eve, they bid the old year farewell and welcomed the new one with loads of fireworks, as is also tradition in Iceland.

Photos by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir. Copyright: icelandreview.com.

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