Christmas and New Year are not only the darkest times of the year but also when Icelanders indulge in delicious food, wine, and quality time with family. It’s a time to make memories while enjoying activities like swimming and skiing.

You never know how the weather will be this time of year. However, this year, the weather gods have been kind to us, and we have been blessed with beautiful weather in some parts of Iceland. Of course, the Icelandic Times/Land & Saga took advantage of the great weather and captured some stunning photographs. Here are a few samples.

Noon at The Pond on Christmas Day

The air temperature in Nauthólsvík was minus four.

Drive on the right, Fossvogsdalur.


The ocean’s temperature is currently at zero degrees Celsius, which is four degrees warmer than the surrounding air temperature.

Háskóli Íslands til vinstri og Þjóðminjasafn Íslands til hægri, horft yfir Tjörnina

The University of Iceland is on the left, and the National Museum of Iceland is on the right. Looking across The Pond.

Pictures & text: Páll Stefánsson
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