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Photo of the Day: In Iceland the wind blows from all directions, simultaneously!

By Staff

  • Icelandic weather in a nutshell Sometimes it feels the wind is blowing from all directions, and sometimes it actually does just that! Photo/Ragnar Sveinbjörnsson, Facebook

It is a well known fact that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable: You can expect to sample all types of weather, and even all the seasons before noon. It might be sunny and nice one moment, but sleet and snow the next, shifting to storm and rain, only to revert back to a sunny summer day. 

Read more: Is it winter, spring or summer? The weather doesn't make sense until you realize Iceland has 12 seasons

At the root of this phenomena is the wind, and the Icelandic wind is famous for its insistance on upending the laws of nature, for example by helping waterfalls to run upside-down. It can even blow from two opposite directions - at the same time!

Read more: Videos, photos: Waterfalls in Iceland are sometimes in no mood for gravity

The following photograph was captured by a local man in Bolungarvík, a small fishing village in the Westfjords, showing how the wind blows the flags of his neighbors in all different directions simultaneously. 

We at Iceland Magazine would like to use this opportunity to remind our readers to bring windproof clothing to Iceland! 

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