Best time to visit Reykjavik

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14 THINGS TO DO IN REYKJAVIK (MAY 17 - MAY 26)

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

June–August (better weather) | September–May (low season) • nature

Follow the legendary trail in the southwest of Iceland and you will see massive waterfalls, shooting geysers, and separating tectonic plates

Atlantic Puffins

Atlantic Puffins

mid-April–August • nature

Watch million cute birds fly around beautiful Icelandic fjords and islands

South of Iceland

South of Iceland

all year round • nature

Every corner of this country is beautiful in its own way, but its southern tip is blessed with a true collection of landmarks definitely not to be missed

Glacier Walking

Glacier Walking

all year round • activity

The very name of the country implies this is the land of ice, and you can't leave it without ice walking experience

Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour

Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour

May 15–October 15 • nature

A trip to Iceland wouldn't be full without exploring a dormant volcano from inside

Quad Biking (ATV Tours)

Quad Biking (ATV Tours)

all year round • activity

A great way to combine Icelandic nature with sightseeing and get a bump of adrenaline

Wild Salmon and Trout

Wild Salmon and Trout

May–September  • food

These two kinds of fish are very popular among the Icelanders and definitely a “must try”

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

mid-May–September • nature

The wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula once inspired Jules Verne to write his famous science fiction novel. May your visit be that fruitful too!

Caving in Leiðarendi Lava Tube

Caving in Leiðarendi Lava Tube

all year round • activity

The curious shapes of Leidarendi are the result of millennial volcanic activity

Reykjadalur Hot Springs

Reykjadalur Hot Springs

all year round (best in June–August) • activity

Enjoy a thermal bath in the middle of the mountains

Kerid Crater Lake

Kerid Crater Lake

May–October • nature

An unusual caldera lake stuns with its beauty

Fjord Kayaking

Fjord Kayaking

mid-May–September • activity

Secluded and calm waterways full of wildlife are an excellent location for paddlers

Sea Angling

Sea Angling

May–mid-September • activity

A sea angling trip means a 100% fishing success and delicious fresh fish barbecue on board

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

April–October (all year) • nature

Observe gentle giants in their natural environment all year round

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

out of rangeJune–July • nature

One of Icelandic natural phenomena that will certainly take your breath away

Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon

out of rangeOctober–April • activity

An alternative to a celebrated Blue Lagoon, less advertised but equally enjoyable

Menningarnótt

Menningarnótt

out of rangeAugust 14, 2021 • event

One of the most popular events that brin​gs thousands of Icelanders to the capital of the country

Fresh Lamb Meat

Fresh Lamb Meat

out of rangeSeptember–mid-December  • food

An Icelandic tradition that makes the lamb taste extraordinary

Illuminated Gravestones

Illuminated Gravestones

out of rangelate December & New Year's Day • activity

You won't see much difference between the day and night, as it will be freezing all the time. But there is a light at the end of a tunnel, oops, sorry, of a cemetry

Winter Lights Festival

Winter Lights Festival

out of rangeNovember 4–7, 2021 • event

An amazing event that, besides the Northern Lights, brights up the Icelandic sky

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

out of rangeJanuary 6 • event

Light up the bonfires and dance all night!

New Year's Bonfires

New Year's Bonfires

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

Old Icelandic tradition unites neighbours, friends, and strangers

Þorramatur

Þorramatur

out of rangemid-January–mid-February  • food

An old custom left behind the Norse pagan tradition, but still interesting and luscious

Brimketill (Troll Pool)

Brimketill (Troll Pool)

out of rangeJune–August • nature

Witness this lava rock natural wonder sitting on the coast, west of the town Grindavík

Christmas Smoked Lamb

Christmas Smoked Lamb

out of rangeDecember  • food

Another lamb specialty on Iceland, maybe even better that the fresh lamb

New Year's Eve Fireworks

New Year's Eve Fireworks

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

Raise a sparkling glass to the future at the sight of glittering Reykjavik

Beer Day

Beer Day

out of rangeFebruary 28–March 1 • event

There's a thing called the Beer Day in numerous countries around the world, but the Icelandic one has an interesting story behind it

Bolludagur

Bolludagur

out of rangeFebruary 16 • food

The Bun Day is a fun holiday representing a family tradition and includes yummy delicacies

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