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12 THINGS TO DO IN REYKJAVIK (JULY 21 - JULY 30)

Midnight Sun

June–July • nature

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

Atlantic Puffins

mid-April–August • nature

Watch million cute birds fly around beautiful Icelandic fjords and islands

Inside Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour

May 15–October 15 • nature

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

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

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

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

Wild Salmon and Trout

May–September  • food

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

Caving in Leiðarendi Lava Tube

all year round • activity

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

Quad Biking (ATV Tours)

all year round • activity

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

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!

Fjord Kayaking

mid-May–September • activity

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

Sea Angling

May–mid-September • activity

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

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Illuminated Gravestones

Christmas Time • 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

Menningarnótt

August 24, 2019 • event

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

Fresh Lamb Meat

September–mid-December  • food

An Icelandic tradition that makes the lamb taste extraordinary

Twelfth Night

January 06 • event

Light up the bonfires and dance all night!

Secret Lagoon

October–April • activity

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

Winter Lights Festival

February 07–09, 2019 • event

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

Þorramatur

mid-January–mid-February  • food

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

New Year's Bonfires

December 31–January 01 • event

Old Icelandic tradition unites neighbours, friends, and strangers

Christmas Smoked Lamb

December  • food

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

Beer Day

March 01 • event

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

Bolludagur

February 16 • food

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

New Year's Eve Fireworks

December 31–January 01 • event

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