White Christmas Expensive for Reykjavík Skip to content

White Christmas Expensive for Reykjavík

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s capital has seen extensive snowfall this December, which has resulted in significant expenses for clearing snow and salting roads, estimated at ISK 150 million (USD 1.2 million, EUR 1.0 million) in December, totaling at ISK 500 million this year.

Each day of snowfall costs ISK 10-12 million with 55 specialized vehicles used for clearing snow and people called out in the middle of the night to clear the main roads before the morning rush hour, ruv.is reports.

In Akureyri, North Iceland, each day of snowfall costs ISK 2.5-3 million with the total cost for snow clearing this year estimated to reach ISK 200 million.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!