Members of Ásatrúarfélagið in Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavík, yesterday.

Celebrating Light and Brighter Days

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A parking lot at Bauhaus, a hardware store just outside Reykjavik.

Iceland's darkest hours photographed for The Guardian

18 Jan 2018 An interesting photo series shot by Stuart Richardson for British newspaper The Guardian features images of the almost constant darkness in the middle of the Icelandic winter.

The streetlight in Reykjavik Centre will be turned off so people can enjoy the starry night.

Reykjavik street lights to be turned off tonight

3 Mar 2017 The streetlights will be turned off in Reykjavik Centre tonight, for people to enjoy the starry night. The Northern Light Forecast is promising for the evening, and it’s likely that those who wander around in the centre will be able to enjoy them with minimal light pollution.

A new sports trend for winter?

Watch Icelanders do a snow "swim"

28 Feb 2017 A video of two teenage boys in Reykjavik competing in a "snow" swim has gone viral in Iceland.

Reynisfjara Beach is a popular place to visit, though it can get very cold this time of year.

Iceland to have a taste of winter

20 Feb 2017 After days of strangely warm weather lately with temperatures almost only seen over the summer, winter has finally decided to revisit Iceland.

Photographer Saga Sigurðardóttir always looks impeccable whatever the weather. Here she wears a wool and Mongolian lambskin coat by Icelandic designer Hildur Yeoman.

Staying warm and chic during January, Reykjavik style

17 Jan 2017 Winter is at its most bleak in January and February in Iceland. If you're in the capital city here are a few pointers on how Reykjavik cool cats dress for style AND warmth.

Winter storm warning for Iceland tonight

19 Dec 2016 The warm air which brought record December temperatures to parts of Iceland earlier this month has now moved on and winter is well and truly with us, according to latest weather forecast.

White Christmas for Iceland this year?

15 Dec 2016 Despite a recent warm spell, meteorologists in Iceland are not ruling out a white Christmas, as changeable and colder weather approaches.

Iceland’s unseasonably warm December continues

9 Dec 2016 Iceland continues to bask in (relatively) balmy conditions with maximum temperatures above freezing all over the country.

Early December warmest in Iceland since records began

7 Dec 2016 The first week of this month has been the hottest first week in December in the Icelandic capital of Reykajvik in 145 years, latest data suggest.

Iceland Christmas and New Year tours selling out

7 Dec 2016 The popularity of Iceland as a winter destination is becoming evident, which huge increases in the number of bookings for special Christmas and New Year tours.

Iceland tourist numbers for November sky-rocket

6 Dec 2016 Just over 132,000 foreign tourists were counted departing from Iceland’s main international airport last month – up a staggering 61.4% on November 2015.


Enjoying Iceland’s December heatwave?

5 Dec 2016 Temperatures in Reykjavik are currently considerably higher than the seasonal averages, with some parts of the country enjoying distinctly ‘summery’ conditions.

More tourists choosing winter for their Iceland trip

30 Nov 2016 Just over 2.2 million tourists are expected to come to Iceland in 2017, with ever more opting for a winter visit rather than during the high summer season.

2016 takes record for latest Reykjavik frost ever

18 Nov 2016 The first frost of 2016 in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik came two days ago, on Wednesday 16 November, when locals woke up to a temperature of -0.3°C (31.5°F).

Heavy snowstorms on the cards for North Iceland

15 Nov 2016 Strong winds are expected to affect Iceland today, with heavy snowstorm forecast for North Iceland tomorrow, according to the Icelandic Met Office.




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