Things To Do in Iceland in December
If you’re looking for things to do in Iceland in December, look no further! From visiting the Blue Lagoon to exploring Reykjavik, there are plenty of options to chose from. In this blog post, we’ll share our top picks for things to do in Iceland in December.
One of the best things to do in Iceland in December is to visit the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa that is incredibly popular with both locals and tourists. The water is a beautiful blue color and the temperature is very comfortable. There are also plenty of places to relax and take in the stunning views.
Another great option for things to do in Iceland in December is to explore Reykjavik. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and it is absolutely beautiful. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes to keep you busy. There are also a number of museums and art galleries to explore. Reykjavik is the perfect place to spend a day or two exploring.
If you’re looking for things to do in Iceland in December, there are plenty of options to chose from. Whether you’re looking to relax at the Blue Lagoon or explore Reykjavik, there is something for everyone.
Go whale watching
If you’re looking for an activity that will be fun for the whole family, whale watching is a great choice. You can see whales in both summer and winter, with humpback whales coming in July-August and minke whales between December-January.
Whale watching tours leave from Reykjavik’s harbor every day of the week except Monday. They usually take 2 hours to complete; if you have time on your schedule before or after lunchtime (the best time to go whale watching), consider booking one at noon so that it doesn’t interfere with other plans on your list!
You’ll also want to dress warmly if you plan on taking this tour — it can get chilly out there!
Iceland is a beautiful place to kayak. There are a variety of places you can kayak in Iceland, and they’re all quite stunning. Some of them are more popular than others, but all are worth checking out!
If you want to do some kayaking in the summertime then we recommend taking your own boat on one of the many lakes around Iceland. Some options include:
- Snæfellsnes Peninsula (northwest region) One thing about this area is that it has expansive beaches which makes for great scenery when walking along them by foot or bike! The water here also has some nice waves so if you’re adventurous enough then go ahead and try surfing them! It’s also very cold during winter months so take extra care not only yourself but everyone else around who may be wearing thin gloves or even bare skin exposed without proper protection like hats/scarves etceteras…
Join a Christmas party
- Visit the Christmas market.
- Go to a Christmas concert.
- Join a Christmas party or dinner, or go dancing at some of Iceland’s clubs and bars.
- Take a walk around Reykjavik to see all of its beautiful lights (which are on until January). You can also take an evening tour by boat along Lake Thingvallavatn, seeing seals in their natural habitat.
If you want to stay out late and keep your food options open for when midnight comes around again next year—or even if you don’t—you could try one of these restaurants: The Viking Bar & Grill serves up traditional Icelandic hot dogs while surrounded by cozy leather chairs; Kaffi Laufey is located inside a former church building built in 1864 that has been renovated into an elegant lounge with live music performances every night; or Cafe Mót offers delicious sushi rolls as well as other treats like pizza slices topped with caviar and truffle oil sauce!
See the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are a beautiful spectacle that can be seen from Iceland. They’re caused by solar winds striking the magnetic field of the earth, which creates brilliant displays of green and purple lights in the sky.
When you visit Iceland in December, it’s best to look for them after midnight because they’re most visible then. If you want to increase your chances of seeing them, try going outside on clear nights before sunset or after midnight when darkness is at its lowest point (around 2 a.m.). If possible, use binoculars so that you can see each individual light dance across the night sky like an immaculate display!
The northern lights typically appear between December 20th through March 31st but they can last as long as six months depending on where exactly they occur within our planet’s atmosphere: aurora borealis occurs closer to north than aurora australis does so we’ve got two options here: either go backpacking up north where we’d get more opportunities for viewing these natural wonders annually (which means more money spent) or head south where there tends toward less frequent sightings due specifically due seasonal blocking effects caused by Earth’s magnetic field lines moving southward during winter months.”
Experience Christmas Dinner
Christmas dinner is a big deal in Iceland. It’s usually eaten at home, but you can also go out to restaurants or cafés that serve the meal on special occasions.
Christmas dinner is often a buffet of roasted meats and appetizers, fish dishes and desserts. The menu changes from year to year depending on what’s available locally but traditional dishes include roast lamb with potatoes (Rúgbrauð), baked codfish cakes (Kálmagnsmjólkur), roasted goose (Guðkökur) and open-faced sandwiches made from puff pastry stuffed with smoked salmon layered between two slices of bread or crackers topped off with caviar or smoked salmon roe paste made from fermented trout roe which has been salted then dried under low heat until it becomes hard enough so that it won’t fall apart when cut into pieces!
December is full of fun and festivities.
Christmas is a great time to visit Iceland. There are many things you can do in Iceland in December and Christmas celebrations are always fun!
- Santa’s Village – The National Museum of Iceland has a wonderful Santa’s Village where visitors can meet Santa Claus and other characters from the Christmas story.
- Christmas markets – There are several Christmas markets throughout Reykjavik that sell foods, crafts, toys and other items related to winter holidays. Some of these markets also host concerts or performances by local artists on their stages during this time of year.*
In the end, what I want you to remember is that a little bit of perspective goes a long way. It’s not hard to be happy when you have friends and family around to help make your life better! So, whether you’re planning on going somewhere new this December or just staying home with some Netflix and coffee (which I will personally approve of), make sure to take time out each day and appreciate where it all came from: those good vibes that keep us going all year long.