Iceland has had record-breaking snow and it looks absolutely incredible


Waking to the sound of a tree breaking under the weight of snow, Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr decided to go out and take some incredible photos.

The ice by name, icy by nature country has seen record breaking snow falls in recent days.

Not since February 1952 has snow depth measured more than 48 cm. Only once prior to this has the snow level been exceeded, in January of 1937 when snow was 55 cm.

According to Freyr (aka the Iceland Explorer) there were over 15 inches of snow when he woke up.

Being a photographer he took some truly amazing images.

(Picture: Gunnar Freyr/@Icelandic_Explorer)

Just to show the scale of this storm, here's the same church on a much brighter day.

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland.Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland.

(Picture: Gunnar Freyr/@Icelandic_Explorer)

(Picture: Gunnar Freyr/@Icelandic_Explorer)

(Picture: Gunnar Freyr/@Icelandic_Explorer)

The Hallgrimskirkja church has been a particular favourite for photographers in this snowy season.

As has much of the snow covered country.

HT Iceland Monitor

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