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People only see the old fashioned parts of Reykjavik, which is the central core. But people don't know about the lovely suburbs the city has. I love the architecture - I wish more American cities had architecture like this, as well as Denmark. :) Enjoy and comment!!







This one is huge, beware!















Yes, they do have a beach













Morgonbladid newspaper office










Downtown at night, i thought this was a cool pic






The city of Reykjavik, Below....and there is so much I left out, but hopefully u got an idea! ICeland is not frozen tundra!






There is more coming..... :)
 

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Wow, didn't expect beach live in iceland.

Great photos!
 

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Yeah, Iceland actually has many many beaches but many are black beaches due to the Volcanic sand and what not. In the capital Reykjavik, that is actually the only beach I beleive :p But it's very packed in the summer time. And the summers can be quite lovely.
 

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Brilliant! I always wanted to see Iceland, ever since I read Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. ;)
 

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im actually spending my summer there with my bf so im pretty excited!
 

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What are the temperatures in the summertime??

How hot would it have to be before people venture to the beach?

And finally, what temperature would it reach when people start to wear shorts and t-shirts??
 

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^^^

It depends where in Iceland you are. Strangely, in the North East, where I am going to be (mind you Iceland is almost twice the size of Ireland) it can be very warm and sunny. It is very nice weather there, temperatures often in the 20's (celcius) in the summer time.

In Reykjavik, it's a bit different. I took these averages from Weather.com:

Month: High / Low

January 2 / -3
February 3 / -2
March 3/ -1
April 5/ 1
May 8/ 4
June 11/ 7
July 15/ 8
August 13/ 8
September 9/ 5
October 7/ 2
November 3/ -1
December 2/ -2


New York City has colder winters than Iceland. It's so stupid how people think Iceland is a frozen tundra in perma-frost.
 

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mic said:
What are the temperatures in the summertime??

How hot would it have to be before people venture to the beach?

And finally, what temperature would it reach when people start to wear shorts and t-shirts??

PS they can often have heat waves in the summer from Europe, thats when people go to the beach and all. But Icelanders think anything 10C above is summer like weather, and people walk around in shorts and T's at those temperatures. very odd.

the cold isnt cold in iceland because its a dry cold, not a humid cold. thus it doesnt feel bad. the only bad thing is the wind, the wind is ferocious.

i was in iceland in february and i live in denmark. it felt colder in denmark than it did in iceland.
 

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Yea, but on the beach with max 15 also isnt too pleasant

if u were listening often they have major heat waves in the summer, where it can be 27C and more.
 

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well, if a country is named Iceland, you kinda expect it to be a cold frozen tundra.

cool pics btw, beautyfull scenery.
 
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