It’s Christmas time! Iceland is covered in the embrace of darkness in the weeks heading to winter solstice, but it surely does not feel like it in the city. The festivities make Reykjavík shine with endless Christmas-themed street decorations and fairy lights, and candles and bright ornaments can be spot through each and every window and balcony.
Light pollution does not make it easy to see the northern lights from town, but a northern lights cruise will offer you the best of both worlds: starry sky above and the city lights in backdrop.
Iceland is a true winter wonderland in December. The country covered in snow, Christmas markets and the scent of roasted almond and mulled wine around town, are the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Santa is nowhere to be found here, instead we have our very own set of Yule (Christmas) lads, 13 mischievous pranksters that appear each on a different day on the 13 days preceding Christmas. Every lad has one special prank, from slamming doors to licking spoons, but one thing they have in common: they are up to no good.