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Snow Keeps Falling, Postponing the Icelandic Summer

Reykjavík residents woke up to all of the mountains surrounding the city being snow-capped this morning. Some were not just snow-capped; Esja, the capital’s symbolic mountain, had turned completely white during the night.


The snow-covered Esja in the morning of June 10. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The same story could be told in other regions; snowfall was reported both in the northwest and the east. Yesterday evening the ground was covered in snow in Fagridalur valley between Egilsstadir and Reydarfjördur, reports.

According to, road conditions were still slippery on many mountain passes and even in some places on the lowlands this morning. However, temperatures are expected to rise today, melting away the summer snow.

Click here to read more about the snowy summer.

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