British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was used for the Secret Solstice festival.
Vísir reports that this is actually the second year the scientists have come here with the express purpose of ensuring good weather at the festival. While it is unknown how the machine works, it allegedly changes the air pressure in an area for a limited time, thereby reducing the chances that clouds will gather.
Jakob Frímann Magnússon, one of the organisers of Secret Solstice, would not comment in detail about what the device is or how it works the way it does.
As the weather for Secret Solstice was fair both this and last year, there might be something to the device – or it may have simply been that Icelanders were greeted with warm, sunny weather, which has been known to happen from time to time.