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Iceland, covered with snow and ice. (Image from NASA for University of Iceland)Iceland showed last week why it is indeed ice-land. This amazing photograph taken by a NASA satellite is from the Earth Science department of the University of Iceland.

The picture was taken the 9th of December at 12.58.

The freezing temperatures last week went down to -27 in Northeast Iceland, in Mývatn. The record low temperature is for Iceland is -38, the year 1918 often dubbed the "Frosty Winter".

The image, which you can expand by clicking, shows that sea ice is stretching from the North to Iceland.

Only a few days later the temperature was above 0 again.

This truly is Iceland.

University of Iceland