Have you been hearing press and blogs recommendingas a winter destination? Have you noticed friends of yours visiting in the winter and mentioning how great it is? Are you wondering if the world has gone crazy and people need a reality check?
Logic would indicate thatis not supposed to be a winter destination. After all, it had to be called ICE-land for a reason! It‘s also located near the Arctic Circle. It‘s cold. It‘s dark. Everything shuts down for visitors at the end of the summer and hibernate until the sun comes out again.
We atTravel understand these concerns, and we think they are a perfect opportunity to show why is actually an ideal place to visit during the winter.
Here are a few examples:
“Iceland is so dark!“
–Yes,is darker in the winter months. We like that because the darkness makes it even easier to hunt for the ! You have more opportunity windows to see .
(Also true: There is actually daylight in most ofduring the winter months. Even on the shortest day of the year (winter solstice) there is enough daylight to enjoy a good day of sightseeing and outdoor fun—topped off by some hunting)
“Iceland is so cold!“
‘s cold weather means 11% of the country is covered by , including the largest one in . You can enjoy authentic experiences like hiking, visiting a national park or possibly stepping into a rare ice cave. Winter is also an ideal time to visit the amazing Into the Ice Tunnel. Don‘t forget that there are always hot spring-fed pools and hot tubs to warm yourself up after a day of winter fun.
• (Also true: Though not far from the Arctic Circle,in the winter is actually the same or warmer than many areas in North America and , thanks to the Gulf Steam.
“Iceland is so windy!“
It adds something extra to your travel experience, especially when you can see the bizarre beauty of a waterfall running upside down or of the snow falling horizontally. After all, travel is about more than sightseeing. It is also about coming back with great stories and images to share (and, of course, bragging rights).
“Iceland is so isolated!“
Winter is perhaps the best time to make friends and meet. It‘s typical for to take vacations abroad in the summer. During the winter, you are more likely to meet and have the opportunity to chat with them about life in .
“has nothing to do in the winter!“ Winter is the season for cultural activities, festivals and nightlife. The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Opera have their performances during the fall and winter months. There is also live musical entertainment at pubs and nightclubs. Winter is the season for events like Airwaves (November), Sónar (February) and the Winter Games (March or April). Don‘t forget the festivities surrounding the holidays (late November- December) and New Year‘s Eve.
In fact, many of the activities that are available in the summer can also be enjoyed in the winter. The important thing is to make sure you are dressed for the weather and activity. Many tour operators will advise you on how to dress or may even provide warm coveralls to wear during an activity.
Travel provides many great travel experiences that show how fun winter is.
We‘re looking forward to seeing you inthis winter!