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  •  Norway doesn't have the Gulf Stream (4+ / 0-)
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    Mnemosyne, nicolemm, ilyana, mookins

    But Iceland does  :)  Iceland is at the tail end of the Gulf Stream, near where it splits and starts to descend.

    You can grow fruit in Iceland.  Some berries, for example, grow absurdly well, to the point that they cover vast swaths of the countryside.  Most other commercial temperate-climate fruits are marginal in Iceland -- you can grow them, but your results will be unpredictable.  Actually, Iceland is really in an agricultural transition period right now -- the combination of a warming climate, new cold-hardy strains of crops, and increasing experimentation are leading to things that were never grown before in Iceland (or only grown in limited scale) starting to be seen.

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