Why Iceland is the Ultimate Winter Wonderland

Why Iceland is the Ultimate Winter Wonderland

03.02.2020 | Lella Erludóttir

What‘s your idea of a Winter Wonderland? We bet it involves thick blankets of icy snow, crisp and clear starlit sky with fluttering Northern Lights dancing on the horizon and of course unique winter activities so you have a well-earned relaxation afterwards with local food and drink. Right?

Now, where do you find such a place? Where can you almost always find snow without flying to the end of the world? Where can you get the right mix of local culture, something a little bit bizarre and off the beaten track as well as something safe and secure? Well, that is where Iceland comes into the picture.

Goðafoss Waterfall under a blanket of snow

It hits the spot

Iceland is not a long way from anywhere – well apart Australia and New Zealand, but it is summer there now so there is no contest anyway. Right smack in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it is a short trip from both the US and Europe.

Iceland is also close to the Arctic Circle which means that it is cold enough for snow, but not so cold that you can’t enjoy it thoroughly (if it is windy then that is an acquired taste though). The average temperature from January through March is around zero Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

But, Iceland also has two climate areas. If there is little snow in the South of Iceland there is usually a bunch in North Iceland, and vice versa. This means you can almost always find the perfect Winter Wonderland you are looking for.

Svínafellsjökull glacier

Northern Lights Tours and Self-Drive Tablet Guidance

Try checking out some of Hey Iceland’s most popular winter trips. We are experts in rural experiences in Iceland and offer amazing Northern Lights tours from anywhere between a single day to 12 days. But you might also wonder how to make sure see all the good spots and don’t miss out on experiences – that is where our exclusive Driver Guide Tablet Self-Drive Tours match the expectations. It is one of the best ways to travel, and you can combine tours and activities as you like with our customised services.

Can you picture yourself in Iceland’s Winter Wonderland?

Kirkjufell Mountain under a display of Northern Lights  

Check out our selection of northern lights tours and winter tours in Iceland!

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