Mild winter surprises Icelandic meteorologists

Meterologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson points out that today, January 10th there is not one spot of ice on the number one route from Reykjavik to Akureyri, the largest town in North Iceland. "Unbelievable, really," he writes. 

The winter has been peculiarly mild in South Iceland this year and yesterday temperatures went up to 15 degrees on Centigrade. 

Sveinbjörnsson also points out that the road along to coast to Þórshöfn is easily passable to Vopnafjörður and there isn't even snow or ice on Fjarðarheiði which is known to be a very difficult mountain road to pass in winter. "And even the road between Ísafjörður and Patreksfjörður is like on a summer day."

However people intending to travel are warned that the weather will be very changeable in coming days and are advised to check road conditions on and



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