Many of Iceland’s main attractions are outdoors, but when the weather is just too foul to venture out, there’s plenty to do indoors. Here are six great things to do on cold, wet, or snowy day in Reykjavik.
One of the best ways to see Iceland’s landscapes is on a helicopter tour. Viewing Iceland by helicopter is appealing any time of year, but it’s an especially attractive way to see the country in winter.
With the daylight hours lasting a mere 4 hours in midwinter, Iceland can be a gloomy destination over the holidays, but what better way to celebrate the end of a long, dark winter, than a dazzling light show? Held annually in February, Reykjavik’s Winter Lights Festival brings some much needed color and sparkle to the city with a mammoth celebration of light that sets the city alight.
For a city of 200,000 people, Reykjavik has an outsized reputation for nightlife. On weekends, locals party in the 101 (the downtown area, referred to by its post code) until 4am, passing the long winter nights in a booze-fueled techno haze. Weekday nights in the city are a bit more tame than the Bacchanalian weekends, but they’re never boring as the capital of Iceland is chock-full of quirky charm. Here’s how to spend the perfect night out in Reykjavik.
I was in Northern Iceland to visit the north. Not the north of Iceland but the North from Game of Thrones. As a Game of Thrones junkie, I was excited to visit the locations I’d seen on screen. There was one minor problem: Game of Thrones films all its frozen scenes north of the wall in Iceland…..in the winter.
Few destinations seem as appropriate for a winter vacation as Iceland and discovering the land of fire and ice is a completely different experience during the colder months. But before you set out to explore the icy wilderness, here are a few travel tips for Iceland in winter.