The journalist Dean Nelson wrote an article in New York Times about the cultural life in Iceland:
"Standing in the dark outside the Reykjavik public library in the relentless damp chill that comes with a light rain at 40 degrees, I kept trying to zip up my jacket. The charcoal sky was a shade lighter than the inky ocean a few blocks away, but it was noon, not twilight. I had a few minutes to bundle up before an outdoor walking tour on literaryIceland began. As if on cue, the zipper snapped off in my hand."
See the full article here.