First day of winter should see snow fall in Iceland

Winter is coming to Iceland – the season officially starts on Saturday in the North Atlantic nation.

A snowy scene in Iceland.

A snowy scene in Iceland. Image by Andrés Nieto Porras / CC BY-SA 2.0

The old Icelandic calendar splits the years into just two seasons, vetur (winter) and sumar (summer). And the weather is behaving as expected: there will be frost in most parts of the country, with snow in the north and clear skies in the south, and road conditions beginning to deteriorate. That marks a big shift from last week, when a heat record was set with temperatures of over 18°C. Read more:

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