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15 top things to do in Iceland this winter
Ride a snowmobile on a glacier, swim in spectacular natural outdoor pools, and enjoy Icelandic cuisine at some of the top-notch restaurants with locally sourced food — all in the same weekend!
- Chase the northern lights. Aurora borealis sightings are never guaranteed, as it is a natural phenomenon. Yet, you surely have a better chance of seeing them between October and April.
- Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Find out who the mythical Yule Lads are and sample some festive lamb and fish dishes.
- Visit mysterious ice caves. Iceland’s naturally formed ice caves in the Vatnajökull and Kötlujökull glaciers are best explored from mid-November through early March.
- Go skiing and snowboarding. The top ski resorts in Iceland are Bláfjöll, just 33 km southeast of Reykjavík, Tungudalur/Seljalandsdalur near Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, and Hlíðarfjall located close to Akureyri in the north.
- Discover the wonders of the Golden Circle. This short touring route begins in Reykjavík and takes in quite a few of Iceland’s unmissable gems. You can marvel at Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park within just a few hours.
- Dare to try hákarl. It is a national dish consisting of a fermented shark that has been hung to dry for four to five months.
- Try winter hiking. Landmannalaugar Day Hike, Laugavegur Trek, Thorsmörk Volcano Hike, Fimmvörðuháls Trail, and many others are among Iceland’s most spectacular hiking trails.
- Enjoy glacier lagoons. Listen to the mighty chunks of ice calving into the water at Jökulsárlón in South Iceland, or visit Fjallsárlón nearby. Both of these lagoons are fed by the Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland’s largest ice cap and Europe’s largest glacier.
- Take your pick from the country’s enchanting waterfalls. Make sure to witness some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, like Dettifoss and Goðafoss in the north, or Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss in the south.
- Explore the gems of Lake Mývatn. Take a stroll through the lush lakeside, wander along the edge of a volcanic crater, discover geothermal lava caves, or just take a dip in the Mývatn nature baths.
- Ride an Icelandic horse. Horseback riding is a very special way to experience stunning Icelandic scenery, one that allows you to get closer to nature than ever before.
- Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Located on Iceland’s western coast, this patchwork of breathtaking natural landscapes stretches 55 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Its glacier-capped volcano, lava fields, basalt cliffs, and peaceful fishing villages are a sight to behold.
- Take a ride on a snowmobile. Get your adrenaline pumping on a snowmobile tour at Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. During a clear day, you can also catch a glimpse of marvellous mountains on the horizon.
- Have fun at winter festivals. St. Þorlákur’s Day (the patron saint of Iceland), Þorrablót (traditional celebration of midwinter), or Winter Lights Festival — Icelanders’ hospitality and their knack for having a great time will not disappoint you.
- Relax in hot springs tubs and swimming pools. Thanks to its volcanic landscape, Iceland boasts naturally heated hot tubs and swimming pools all around the country. On a chilly winter day, nothing beats plunging into warm, steamy water under the open sky.
That’s what makes Iceland so special. No matter what your expectations are, Iceland will surely surprise you with its natural wonders and magical atmosphere. If you are looking for a relaxing, yet adventure-filled experience to tell your grandchildren about, Reykjavik fits the bill.