In the past few years, Iceland has become a popular destination for travellers around the world, even in cold weather.
One of the most popular attractions in the country is a geothermal spa that can be visited all year round. However, contrary to popular belief, it is not always a frozen tundra. If you visit the island country at the right time, the weather in Iceland may actually be very pleasant, even with a short summer and green vegetation.
However, Bolungarvik, a fishing village in northwestern Iceland, is not so lucky. Their snow is relatively long, which makes Google Earth unable to follow its seasonal changes. If you look at the map and do not go to the field, it will give People have the illusion of snow all year round.
Hreinsson wrote on Facebook: "I am thinking about millions of people who might be considering visiting our hometown, and then look at the map, nothing but snow, so I won't come."
Gunnarsson is equally annoyed, and his town (also in the Westfjords) is unfairly considered to have endless winters. “Imagine if someone wants to know whether they are going west or north. They will believe what they see. The direction is green and beautiful, but the direction is all snow. I think they will decide which way to go. Consider this."
The two mayors did not think that visitors thought that their hometown snow would disappear completely all year round, but they just hope that Google will show their towns in a more realistic way.
Mayor Hreinsson intends to continue to contact Google until changes are made and residents are encouraged to do the same. He added in his Facebook post that any Icelander working at Google should be in touch with him at any time.