A Cold Christmas Bath

The traditional Christmas Bath is usually performed in a cozy bathroom in a bathtub filled with loads of hot water. But the seaswimmers who frequent the Reykjavík beach at Nauthólsvík do not prefer their water to be warm. They ran out naked in -6°C ( 21 °F) into the ocean which was measured at 0 C (32 °F) and swam for a few minutes before coming in to soak in the geothermally heated hot pot.

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Naked Icelandic Footballers Calendar

The football players of the team BÍ in the towns of Bolungarvík and Ísafjördur in the West Fjords have found a new way of funding their expensive competition costs. They have published a calendar for the year 2010, where for each month a player appears stark naked, bb.is reported.

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– 22,8 °C Near Lake Mývatn in Iceland

The Icelandic Yule Lads (sort of prankter Santas) live in the higlands near Lake Mývatn and there is no wonder the poor creatures are coming to town to get some warmth as temperatures in the district have been freezing. Yesterday morning mbl.is reported -23 °C (-10 °F) near Lake Mývatn. The measurement was taken from the automatic thermometer placed near Lake Mývatn by the Icelandic Weather Institute at Mývatn.

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Alcohol Prices Raised Again

A bottle of vodka will be 1,400 ISK / USD 11,5 / 7,6 EURO more expensive in the New Year than it was a year ago, reports Morgunbladid. The prize will be 42 percent higher. In a one year period alcohol prices have been raised three times because of increased alcohol tax.

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