Spring At Last: Catch It While You Can - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Spring At Last: Catch It While You Can

Published May 2, 2017

Elías Þórsson
Photos by
Art Bicnick

First day of summer was falsely declared two weeks go and finally that hollow promise is going to be fulfilled—with the Icelandic Met Office predicting temperatures of up to 20°C over the next couple of days.

Those who are most dedicated to chasing the sun would be advised to head up north or out east, but if you are planning on being in the Westfjords, be prepared to settle for a paltry 6-9°C. The capital, however, will see a solid 15°C.

To our readers acclimatised to warmer weather upwards of 20°C might not seem too impressive, but trust us, every single Icelander is going to bring out the shorts and fire up the grill.

If you, however, prefer the country’s more usual grey and dreary self then don’t fret, everything should go back to normal come the weekend.

Stay updated on Iceland’s notoriously unpredictable weather on the Icelandic Met Office’s English site.

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