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People Happiest with the Weather in the West Fjords

The weather is always a popular conversation topic in Iceland. In a recent poll carried out by the Institute of Regional Development, inhabitants of the West Fjords appear to be the most content about the weather in their home region.


View of Bolungarvík in the West Fjords on a sunny day in June. Photo by ESA.

In the poll, which was published last month, 57 percent of respondents in the West Fjords stated they found the weather in their home region to be either very or rather good, while 33 percent rated it as average, reports.

In Northeast and East Iceland, almost 50 percent of respondents rated the weather in their respective regions as very or rather good, whereas 45 percent stated it was average.

Inhabitants of Southeast Iceland and the Westman Islands were not as content; 29 percent of respondents found the weather to be very or rather good, and 56 percent it to be average.

The reactions in other regions were not reported.

The poll also indicated that among residents of 30 municipalities where the population has been on the decline in past decades, approximately 35 percent of respondents aged 20 to 39 are planning to move in the next five years.

Around 50 percent of these people intend to move to the capital region, nearly 30 percent abroad, 16 percent to Akureyri, the largest city outside the capital region, and fewer than ten percent to some other location in Iceland.


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