Iceland: The Perfect Quick Winter Escape from London

Reykjavik Iceland
The hustle and bustle of London is great, especially around the holidays but to really get into the Christmas spirit, try getting out a bit and visiting some close destinations with lots to offer. Not only to get in the spirit, but sometimes you truly have to immerse yourself in something different to feel totally relaxed and at ease. While ideally, we can get into this state of mind in our usual daily life, sometimes it takes getting into a different environment than our ‘usual’ to really make the switch. One beautiful destination to visit if you’re coming from London is Iceland.

Here are a few activities to do in Iceland that make it the perfect quick winter escape:

Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is easily one of the most popular sites in Iceland. In tourism promotions, chances are you’ve seen photos of the Blue Lagoon! It is a geothermal lagoon known for its healing and relaxing waters, drawing locals with skin or body ailments and tourists for the same and the full spa experience. It is close to Reykjavik, and has beautiful accommodation options such as the Lava Deluxe Room at Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel if you want a full experience where you can relax in your room afterwards.

Visit the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a well-known route in Iceland because it takes you through some of the most beautiful sites. It takes you along to see Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss and more! Give yourself plenty of time to take this route so you can spend more time in the places that you really love and take in all the winter beauty.

Tour the highlands in a super jeep

A super jeep is a great and sometimes essential way to get around Iceland, particularly in the winter due to weather conditions. During the day is a great time to go around and partake in this winter activity, where you can unplug, get dressed in your warmest winter clothes, and simply enjoy nature.

Go around the glaciers and natural waterfalls

Visiting the glaciers and the natural waterfalls are a must-do while in Iceland. When the glacial meltwaters freeze in the winter, you can also visit ice caves. There are numerous waterfalls to visit while here, including Seljalandsfoss and Dettifoss. Remember to pack plenty of layers while visiting these sites and pay attention to the nature rules so that you are visiting safely!

Northern lights iceland

Try chasing the northern lights in the evening

Many people visit Iceland in hopes of seeing the beautiful northern lights, and if you do get to see them, they are sure a sight to behold! But it is important that you are excited about other activities here so that you aren’t disappointed with your trip if you don’t get to see them.

Visiting Iceland any time of the year is magical, but visiting in the winter will leave a bit of magic inside you, as it is truly a place where you can experience winter like nowhere else in the world. With so much nature and relaxation, you’ll return to London refreshed and ready to face the holidays.

 

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