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Deep Freeze Hits Northern Iceland

The temperature dropped to -29°C at the farm of Svartárkot in the innermost part of Bárdardalur valley in northeast Iceland, between Akureyri and Mývatn, yesterday. The farm is located in an altitude of 400 meters and the weather there is often particularly frosty.

The farmers in Svartárkot, Elín Baldursdóttir and Tryggvi Hardarson, said they are used to such frosty weather and that it doesn’t prevent them from going to their trout smoking hut several times a day to tend to their business, RÚV reports.

“Otherwise we just stay inside,” Baldursdóttir said. “When one chooses to live in this place, one just has to live with the weather conditions.” Her husband added that calm, clear weather always comes with such low temperatures.

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