Record snowfall in Iceland creates perfect winter oasis
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 3:22 PM - It's the season for mixed emotions for Canadians, as this year's "snow drought" has many wondering whether they'll see a white Christmas.
The opposite can be said for Iceland's capital city, which saw a record-breaking 42.5 cm of snow on Dec. 2, crushing its previous record of 33 cm on Dec. 29, 2011.
When buried in snow, Reykjavik's expansive, glacial landscape, sets the stage for a perfect winter oasis. Here are four photos that capture the beauty of Iceland in December.
Reykjavik's largest snowfall total ever recorded took place in January 1937, totaling 55 cm. Reports say the city could see a new record set soon, if snowfall continues at the current rate.
SOURCE: Icelandic Met Office