8 reasons why ICELAND is the move for your winter vacation...
1. Less expensive and fewer crowds
Because it’s the low season, you’ll avoid crowds and pay lower prices than you would if you visited in the summer.
2. It’s not as cold as you think
Ok, yes the country is called Iceland and it’s mighty close to the North Pole, BUT Icelandic winters are relatively mild. Because of the Gulf Stream, temperatures stay around 32°F and are comparable to New York City, Amsterdam, and London, and are sometimes even less harsh than winters in those cities.
3. Perfect lighting for all your IG pics
All you photography heads out there know the best lighting for photos is just after sunrise and just before sunset. Because Iceland gets considerably shorter days in the winter, there tends to be a constant golden hue that will ensure all of your pics are Instagram worthy. Also, you don’t have to get up early to see the sunrise!
4. cross Northern Lights off your bucket list
If you didn’t know, winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). If seeing the Northern Lights isn’t on your bucket list, it needs to be and Iceland is a great place to catch a once in a lifetime glimpse.
5. Cold days, HOT springs
Iceland has tons of geothermal pools. The Blue Lagoon is a must, but public geothermal pools and other geothermal waters are available year round. Just imagine slipping into a warm geothermal pool with crisp air and golden light surrounding you...there’s nothing more relaxing.
6. Reykjavik is dope
With interesting Scandinavian architecture, cool street art, cozy cafes and restaurants, vintage shops, and beautiful museums, Reykjavik is a pretty dope city to explore.
7. The turnup can go on for longer I.e. Reykjavik is lit in the winter
It's a known fact that Icelanders know how to have a good time. Because the sun is only up for 4-5 hours a day during the winter months, night goes on for much longer. And with a solid 18 hours of darkness in the winter, nightlife can carry on until the wee hours of the morning. Don't say we didn't warn you!
8. Whale watching
Winter is a great time to spot groups of orca whales feeding close to shore.