Christmas is the festival of glowing lights, gift suggestions, and party time. It attracts together plenty of joy and happiness and sets everyone for party mood. Outlets and roads appear mesmerizing as they come together, presenting the colors of different lights. The liveliness of those cities and luscious roads seem amazing as paradise. Walking across the snowy sidewalks and exchanging presents along with appreciating the mad get-togethers and tasting fantastic food items makes winter worthwhile. The weather, which is lovely, adds to this delight along with the snowy sidewalks combined with brightly colored shops makes you truly feel as if you are in a movie. In the moments, you have trouble picking the right vacation spot, Iceland could be the perfect answer.
Every year people from all over the world flock around Iceland to celebrate Christmas. Iceland has the shortest days during December month. People get to experience some of Iceland’s best locations and find solace in the wild landscapes of the nation of fire and ice. The captivating places of this beautiful country are bound to leave you awe-struck. So get lost in the majestic Blue Lagoon and get a taste of delicious Icelandic delicacies, or take a Christmas walking tour in the capital city of Reykjavik, which is a paradise for every shopaholic. But the fun doesn’t end here. You can also enjoy the majestic natural display of lights at the Northern Lights, which is a natural phenomenon that is caused by disturbances in the magnetosphere due to solar wind. So, whatever it is you are looking for, Iceland has got it all covered for you. A Christmas in Iceland will be the one that you cherish for the rest of your life.
What to do for Christmas in Iceland?
- Shopping fest
Indulge yourself in the lovely Christmas traditions of Iceland. Enjoy the perfectly adorned market as you shop the finest clothes along with delicious Christmas treats. Iceland is a great destination for those who love shopping. It has all the world-famous brand that you can shop at reasonable prices. Every year people flock around shopping malls and the main shopping street of the city called Laugavegur. The walk down the decorated alley is worthwhile. You can enjoy your Christmas shopping in the comfort of city life and buy the best present for your loved ones. Most of the celebrations are seen on Christmas Eve in Iceland. Everyone comes out on the night before Christmas and celebrate the divine festival in style. Whereas, on the day of Christmas people visit their friends and relatives and exchange gifts. They also visit cemeteries and light candles and prepare for the celebrations in the evening.
- Music festival
Iceland is known for its vibrant music culture. The country of fire and ice is truly every music junkie’s dream destination. Every year, Iceland celebrates many music festivals, events, parties that are filled with fun and total excitement. Even though music concerts are hosted in Iceland throughout the year, but the occasion of Christmas just adds to the excitement. During Christmas, the whole vibe of the country is different. Everybody seems to be lost in a mild ecstasy; there is an ambience of joy and happiness all around. A lot of entertaining events happen every day in the bustling country of Iceland. The events range from intimate music performances to symphonic orchestra performances. You can also enjoy stand-up comedy shows if you feel like having some good laughs. Iceland also boasts of hosting some of the biggest festivals of theatre. They have gallery openings, special movie screenings, cabaret nights and so much more.
- Icelandic Food Walk Tour
Food is something that the people of Iceland are very specific. The Icelandic cuisine ranges from the fresh-out-of-the-water seafood to exotic Icelandic reindeer. You can talk about the food walk tour that is offered by many travel agencies or strolls down the streets of Reykjavik and surprise yourself with the delicious food of Iceland. During the festival of Christmas, there is so much going on in this country that it is often hard to keep track of all the events. So, if you wish to obtain any information related to the events being celebrated in Iceland, you can our local guides. Or you can also search the internet for all the information that you need. No matter what your food preference may be, Iceland will certainly have something to excite your taste buds.
- Explore the Northern Lights
When it comes to having the most exciting natural landscapes in the entire world, Iceland outshines everybody else. The magnificent country of Iceland is blessed with some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. And the northern lights is certainly one of them. The breath-taking view of light, dancing in the wild night-sky is truly a thing of beauty. The Northern Lights get more special in Christmas. The collective viewing experience of watching the beautiful natural phenomena especially during the month of December is something that you owe yourself in your lifetime. Visit Iceland this Christmas and celebrate the festival in a way that you will remember for the rest of your life.
How to pack for Christmas in Iceland?
Iceland is well-known for its winters. Summertime is short, it lasts from June to August. Whereas, wintertime in Iceland is between November and March. The temperature here drops below -10°C and goes up to +10°C. So, if you wish to hike through a glaciers or experience Northern Lights; Iceland has got it all for you. As in Iceland, you will be spending most of your time outdoors don’t forget to pack your warm clothes. Fine quality clothes always come handy for adventure activities. Iceland gear must include a wool sweater, warm under layers, warm hat, gloves, and waterproof pants. Plus, bring along waterproof hiking boots and crampons for those rough terrain. And don’t forget to grab your camera to capture some of the most picturesque locations that Mother Nature has to offer.