National Geographic : 1945 Nov
Iceland Defrosted Yanks and Icelanders Skate on Tjirnin, a Small Lake in the Heart of Reykjavik Iceland belies its name; winters are fairly mild. In January Reykjavik freezes and thaws, though it is only 160 miles below the Arctic Circle. As to skating arm in arm, the girls told Americans, "No, thank you." © National Geographic Society Kodachrones by Luther NI. Chovan Icelanders Await the GI Santa at a Christmas Party. Are They Good Children! Every day was Christmas-"Candy? Gum?"-when kids met Yanks. These Reykjavik youngsters got gifts in the Red Cross Recreation Club. They address Santa by other names; they hang no stockings.