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Last Rays Of Sun Set In Fáskrúðsfjörður

Last Rays Of Sun Set In Fáskrúðsfjörður

Published November 26, 2012

The northeast Iceland village of Fáskrúðsfjörður saw the last rays of sunlight set today, and will not see them again until the end of January.
Many Icelanders living in the capital area in the southwest (about half the population) often lament the fact that come winter time, the sun will be rising some time around ten in the morning, only to set again at about three in the afternoon.
However, there are numerous communities farther up north – many of them nestled within narrow fjords surrounded by tall mountains – that will see little or even no sunlight during the winter season. Fáskrúðsfjörður (population 662) is one such village.
Morgunblaðið reports that today, the last rays of sunlight touched upon the snowy peak of Vaðhorn mountain, near Fáskrúðsfjörður. Hopefully everyone living there made the most of it – the sun will not appear there again until the end of January.
The times for sunrise and sunset vary greatly across Iceland. Data from the Met Office of Iceland shows the sun rises (sólris) earliest in Vík – at the southernmost point of Iceland’s mainland – and sets (sólarlag) the earliest in Raufarhöfn, at the northeastern most tip of Iceland’s mainland.



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