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Hello! My name is Brynja. I live in Reykjavik, which is the capital of Iceland. In winter we have only four hours of daylight.

The rest of the time it is dark, so we have the lights on a lot.

When I got up this morning I had a hot shower. The water for the shower comes from underground, where it gets heated by lava. This water also bubbles up and fills the lakes and ponds. It's still really hot, so we can go swimming in it, even in winter.

My mum took me swimming this afternoon at an outdoor pool.

Although the air is about as cold as the inside of a freezer, the water was very warm because it is heated by lava.

On the way home we went to the petrol station. We don't make petrol in Iceland, so we have to buy it from other countries. But our new buses run on electricity instead of petrol. They get filled up with hydrogen, which is turned into electricity to make them go.

I like these buses because they don't have dirty exhaust fumes. I hope that one day I will have a car that runs on hydrogen.


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