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This year's blizzard saw a burst of 30 to 40 cm of snow fall in a matter of hours, the BBC reports. The locals, however, didn't seem to mind. Several photos and videos have been shared to social media in the storm's wake. Here's a look at Reykjavik's stunning (and massive) delivery of freshly fallen powder.
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Photos: Iceland's capital hit by highest snowfall since 1937


Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Monday, February 27, 2017, 1:48 PM - Reykjavik, Iceland, is currently buried under 51 cm of snow — the most snowfall the city has seen in 80 years.

There's only one other instance in which Reykjavik has received more snow in a single sitting: January 1937, when 55 cm blanketed the city.

This year's blizzard saw a burst of 30 to 40 cm of snow fall in a matter of hours, the BBC reports.

The locals, however, didn't seem to mind. Several photos and videos have been shared to social media in the storm's wake. Here's a look at Reykjavik's stunning (and massive) delivery of freshly fallen powder.


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During this night it's been one of the most intense snowfalls I've experienced. We literally got 30-40 cm (like 15") of snow in a few hours. I woke up at 3 AM by the sound of some trees breaking in my backyard. So I decided to get out and take some photos. Pretty glad I did 😊more shots in stories ✌️ #iceland
Playing in the snow 😁😊#snow #snowday #fun #awesome #play #playful #winterwonderland #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #iceland #reykjavik #lovelife #loveyourself
How snowy is it Reykjavik right now? Answer: Record snowfall in since 1952! 😮❄️
#snjór #snow #fun #funinthesnow #iceland #winter #snowday #snow❄️ #funny #yescnn #ice #happy @cnnireport
After our Northern Lights Tour was cancelled three nights in a row following Reykjavik's biggest snow storm in 80 years (what are the chances??), we decided to take matters into our own hands. We dug our rental car out of the snow and chased after the lights ourselves. AND WE FOUND THEM. Despite the cold and ice, our efforts were rewarded with thousands upon thousands of stars in the black sky--and the green glimmer of Aurora Borealis in the distance. Without the tour, we didn't have the professional photographic equipment to capture the moment, but the lights were there, and so were we--those who chose to to not give up on the night. Thanks for the totally awesome, unforgettable weekend, Ankit, @koopsykoopsy and @rgkjournal!!! 😊❄️🙌 #reykjavik #iceland #islandia #snowstormofthecentury #snowfordays #nevergonnakeepusdown #longweekend #oxfordmba #chasingthelights #livingthedream
#neve #winter #iceland#beutifulday #snow #spettacolo #snow❄️ #instalike #instagram #lovethisplace #travellife #travel #reykjavik #sky #love #ski #spettacolare #amazing #cold❄ ❄❄⛄⛄🚡🚡👍👍🔝🔝😃😃
Record #snow❄️ in #reykjavik of course when I am here😂 finding car wasn't easy 😜 #trip #iceland #winter #backpacking #traveling #traveller
"Það er bara svo gaman að borða snjó!"❄️ Mynda-augnablikin voru of mörg i gær til að pósta bara einni mynd af Andreu að uppgötva snjóinn. // "It's just so much fun eating snow!!" The photo moments were just too many to only post one pic of Andrea discovering snow for the first time. . . . . . #feldur #66north #stories #motherhood #picoftheday #vsco #vscogood #vscogood #vscogram #andreakolbrun #mybaby #winter #iceland #reykjavik #enjoyinglife #travel #travelling #winterwonderland #instagood #instadaily

Thumbnail image courtesy of grigunnars via Instagram.

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