Iceland offers cool welcome but time your visit to the loo
ONE of the coldest countries I have visited recently is Iceland.
We hired a car and spent six days circumnavigating the island during May when the average temperature for Rekjavik is between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius.
The long-term average warmest day of the year is July 26 at 14 degrees.
Our warmest day was 13C and the locals were sitting outside in shorts and t-shirts enjoying the "heat".
I was still wearing thermal underwear, merino jumper plus a beanie and thick jacket.
This photograph, inset below, was taken in a park near Reykjavik.
Note: this toilet only opens from May 15 to October 15.
I wasn't sure about the emergency number - could I ring if I needed the toilet outside those times?
The Icelanders are a very friendly lot and their country is well worth visiting, despite the weather.
Just make sure you know which toilets are open and when.