The mercury is expected to stay decidedly below zero until at least Saturday, meteorologists predict.
According to the latest forecast from the Icelandic Met Office, temperatures for the entirety of Iceland, without exception, will be below zero all week.
Temperatures in the capital area today will hover around -10°C, and will remain around there until Saturday afternoon at the earliest. The coldest temperatures will be in the Highlands, where it could drop to as low as -25°C or even lower, but nobody should be traveling up that way this time of year anyways.
Particularly chilly temperatures should reach the southwest corner around Thursday, where the forecast calls for the thermometer to drop to about -15°C. No mercy will be shown to Iceland until about Saturday afternoon, when temperatures will rise again to a balmy 5°C in the capital area.
Bear in mind that wind speeds are not factored in to these temperature readings in the form of a “wind chill factor”, as is common practice in other parts of the world, but winds should be relatively calm in inhabited parts of Iceland throughout the week.
While a country called “Iceland” being very cold in the winter may seem obvious to some readers, winters in this country typically do not dip below the freezing point.