Season’s greetings and welcome to the December 2013 edition of What’s On in Reykjavík.
During December in Iceland, you’re really in for an experience of a lifetime – we tend to think that travelling elsewhere during December is a waste of a holiday since it’s never better than here at home. Throughout the month, you’ll see how Icelanders battle the seasonal darkness by decorating their houses with Christmas lights – until the whole city looks like the Coca-Cola Christmas town (complete with the Coca-Cola
Christmas Trucks, actually). After the bountiful Christmas buffets and the strange-smelling traditional skate fish of Christmas, comes the greatest party of the year, New Year’s Eve, with huge traditional bonfires, and the entire sky lights up in a brightly coloured apocalypse of fireworks. It really is a sight to behold. Add to all this the beauty of stars when the sky is clear and the increased odds of seeing the Northern Lights (…cause it’s dark all the time) – and you’re really in for a treat.
You’ll find plenty of helpful things in our December edition: In addition to all of the major events taking place in December, we have tips on Christmas dining and shopping, and our articles about Christmas beers and cocktails will really get you into the Christmas spirit (ahem). We also discuss Christmas folklore and cover New Year’s Eve, the greatest party of the year.
So with your trusty What’s On guide in hand, go forth and explore Iceland in December, and you will certainly have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Check out the issue here.