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  •  Wow. Sounds positively Paradisical! (1+ / 0-)
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    Plus snow and volcanoes, right? It sounds like everything I'd like in an environment. Now I'm going to seriously investigate just how I can transport my carcass over there...Thanks!

    •  Snow varies widely. (1+ / 0-)
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      Reykjavík only had 14 snow days last winter, although that's unusually low.  But usually snow doesn't stick there.  In the northeast, however, they get snowier winters, the highlands more, the mountains even more, and there are lots of glaciers where there's snow all the time (including the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull -- which has a beautiful terminus at one point called Jókulsárlón, if you want to look up pictures).  Ironically, the northeast is warmer than Reykjavík in the summer.

      Volcanoes?  You better believe it!  ;)  Tons of them.  There's all sorts of mini-"yellowstones" all over the country, and eruptions are quite frequent (although some are subglacial -- those mainly manifest with "jökulhlaup" floods, which take out the bridges in the south -- they rebuild them in a matter of days, though, it's really amazing).

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