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How cold does it get?

Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland isn´t as cold as it sounds. As a matter of fact, Greenland is colder!
Temperatures are moderate year-round. Average July temperatures are around 10°C and the north and east are often the warmest parts in the summer. Snow is not the norm and only settles intermittently in the south but tends to stay longer in the north.
Fine winter skiing areas are found on higher ground outside many towns, however.

Fun fact: Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are higher than those in New York.

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