Summer vacations are gorgeous, relaxing on a sun lounger with a book, topping up your tan and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll have chance to indulge in that book you’ve been dying to read but as winter draws near, there are plenty of magical trips you can take. Embracing the colder months means you can explore somewhere new, like Iceland.
When visiting Iceland in the winter, be sure not to miss the countries landmarks. With daylight hours shortened it may mean early mornings but that doesn’t matter at all since it means you can enjoy extra cozy and early nights. You can enjoy winter actives, hiking and plenty of sightseeing. It is recommended to start the day around 8:30 am, although it’s not too early, it is before sunrise and by 5 pm the sun has set. The cold doesn’t matter when visiting Reykjavik’s geothermal swimming pool and spa known as the Blue Lagoon. Popular with tourists, you may want to travel to Hveragerdi where the pool is cheaper and less busy.
Most people travel to Iceland to see the northern lights but be sure to make time to visit the famed Golden Circle and enjoy the tranquility of the Thingvellir National Park. In Geyser, you can see the Strokur geyser which bubbles away and erupts around every five minutes. Another thing not to missed during your winter trip is a glacier hike. This thrill-seeking adventure is a guided and it is important to remember that sadly, one day this glacier will no longer exist.
If you are looking for somewhere spectacular to stay, then why not visit the ION Hotel. This unique structure was built against the lava fields and has some of the most breathtaking views. It’s glass walls means you can experience a panoramic view, looking out over Lake Thingvallavatn. There is a geothermal pool and a great possibility of being able to catch the stunning Northern Lights.