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Cold Summer Makes for Good Berry Harvest

Berry season has begun, albeit rather late this year. The later start is attributed to a colder than average summer.

However, Iceland’s berry-pickers agree that if there is no early frost, then a good berry harvest can be expected across the island.

Several Icelandic dairies are also buying berries from the public this season for use in yogurt and skyr.

In late Summer and early Fall, a variety of berries can be found throughout Iceland. Blueberries and crowberries are most commonly seen in the heaths and mountains, and several other varieties like redcurrants can also be found everywhere from Reykjavík’s parks to Iceland’s more remote regions.

Prospective berry-pickers may want to check the weather this weekend. Friday is predicted to be sunny, if cool, with a warmer but cloudier Saturday and Sunday.

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