September is a great month to be in Iceland. As the seasons turn, the longer evenings mean the awesome cosmic event that is the northern lights are coming to town. Why not hike to the eerie landscape around the ‘will it/won’t it keep erupting’ volcano at Meradalir on a clear day, then soak in a geothermal pool to soothe those tired muscles. Need a cold water reset? You’re in the right place, why not take a dip in the (slightly) heated bay at Nauthólsvík thermal beach.
- Rediscover how little you are by gazing at the immensity of the northern lights in Iceland
- Watch a movie in the pool at Sundbíó, part of the Reykjavík international film festival
- Sea swim at Nauthólsvík geothermal heated beach
- Go on a whale watching tour in Reykjavík to meet some dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks
- Take a tour of Snæfellsnes peninsula, aka “Iceland in miniature”
- Check out the wildly colourful Icelandic Pop art master Erro at Hafnarhús Museum
- Sniff the drying fish heads on top of the land art installation at Þúfa hill by the harbour (Grandi).
While you’re checking things off the list, snap some photos and tag #whatsonrvk on Instagram.