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Snowfall and Slippery Roads in North Iceland

Winter conditions currently exist on some roads in Iceland’s northern and northeastern regions, according to the Icelandic Road Administration. There are slippery patches at Vatnsskard and Siglufjardarvegur and ice on Thverárfjall to the west of Tröllaskagi peninsula.

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The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The roads are wet and slushy in areas in Hédinsfjördur between Ólafsfjördur and Siglufjördur, at Víkurskard leading from Akureyri to Húsavík and eastwards across Mödrudalsöraefi on the way to Egilsstadir, mbl.is reports.

There was snowfall by lake Mývatn last night. “It is snowing heavily; I can hardly see the lake. People have to scrape their windscreens before they head off,” Kristján Saevarsson at Hotel Reynihlíd described to mbl.is.

This is the first snow in the lowlands in Iceland this autumn. “It is a little early, especially since we didn’t really notice summer arrive this year,” Saevarsson commented, explaining that it isn’t long since it last snowed in the region; he woke up to a white ground one morning in mid-June.

There are still a number of tourists in the Mývatnssveit district and Saevarsson believes they consider the snowfall to be an interesting experience. The Icelandic Meteorological Office expects the snow to disappear quickly.

Click here to read more about the summer snow.

To check weather conditions, go to vedur.is, to check road conditions, go to vegagerdin.is and for general safety information to safetravel.is.

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