Chill out in Iceland.
Chill out in Iceland.

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.


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