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You’re Wet, And You’re Cold, And You’re Miserable

You’re Wet, And You’re Cold, And You’re Miserable

Published October 16, 2014

…Because All It Ever Does Is Rain In This Place!

Anna Andersen
Photo by
Joyce Guzowksi

…Because All It Ever Does Is Rain In This Place!

You’ve just come in for the day. Your clothes are strewn across the radiator. Your anorak is hanging in the bathroom. It’s creating a giant puddle on the floor. Oh, and you’ve just stepped in it with your last pair of dry socks. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s gray. It’s late October in Reykjavík. You’re kicking yourself for not choosing to visit during the summer, but as some Pollyanna told you, at least this way you’re getting the authentic Icelandic experience.

Well, you should know that it wouldn’t have made much difference if you had come during the summer. It would have been a little bit warmer and a little bit brighter, but you still would have been pretty soggy. And if people try to tell you otherwise, you can rest assured that they are living in denial. In fact, it was extra bad this year. We had more rain in Reykjavík over the last four months—June through September—than we’ve ever had during that same period since rainfall measurements began in 1920.

Rain in Reykjavík

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