Photo: Stokksnes East Iceland, Sebastian Drews
Winter in Iceland is magical and an excellent time to visit the country. There is nothing quite like experiencing the quietness of Iceland’s wide open spaces and snow dusted landscape on a beautiful winter day. Moreover, Iceland, an increasingly popular winter destination, is just a short flight away and therefore perfect for a short break or stopover.
The possibilities of what to do and see in Iceland are almost endless, from spectacular mountains, small villages, sparkling fjords to starkly and otherworldly landscape of lava formations, volcanic craters and spluttering mud pots. And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the Northern Lights mystical green lights lit up the sky on a cold, clear winter night, perhaps while soaking in the soothe natural warm waters of an outdoor swimming pool or hot pot!
Discover Iceland at your own leisure, whether it is on a short winter break with friends, a family holiday or a romantic getaway - your adventure awaits!
Things to do in Iceland
If you wish to explore Iceland further afield we recommend our short break and self-drive packaged. Travel off the beaten path and discover the wonders of Iceland’s nature and historic attractions. Our bestselling self-drive tours during winter are Highlights of Iceland, Iceland at Leisure and Romantic Iceland. We are also happy to introduce a new self-drive tour Around Iceland, from 8- 11 days depending on preference. For more ideas for your winter vacation in Iceland, read our previous blog about top 10 things to do in Iceland or contact us and we will help create your perfect winter vacation.
What to wear in Iceland during winter?
Winter in Iceland is not as cold as you think! However, the Icelandic weather is extremely unpredictable and can change from a beautiful sunny day to a snow blizzard within minutes. So what do you bring and wear in Iceland during your winter visit? The key is comfort and layers for your explorations and casual but smart for going out in Reykjavík. Read our previous blog for information about what to wear on a trip to Iceland in winter.
Swimming pools and hot pots - Iceland’s hidden gems!
Hofsós swimming pool
Don’t forget to pack your swimwear! Iceland has countless outdoor swimming pools, spas and hot springs that are naturally heated. One of life’s greatest pleasure is unwinding after a long day of exploration in delicious warm water with a panoramic view of snow fallen hills! Read more about iceland's swimming pools and hot pots in Kate Rew's, an outdoor swimming specialist and journalist, article in the Guardian.
Come visit us this winter, we promise a unique and unforgettable experience!