October is a great month to be visiting Iceland. The nights are getting longer, which means that the northern lights are back in full force. The trees are changing colour, and autumn is in the air. But there is just enough warmth and daylight to squeeze in some of the last summer activities, like whale-watching or a hike to the recent volcano site on the Reykjanes peninsula, before we all turn our attention to the approaching winter. Here are What’s On’s tips for this month:
- Take an autumn stroll through Hljómskálagarður park!.
- Get on a boat to see the northern lights! Catch one of the incredible films playing at the Reykjavík International Film Festival!
- Take the ferry to Viðey island to see the lighting of the Peace Tower.
- Get inspired by the Elvar Örn Kjartansson exhibit at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography.
- Warm up with a coffee in one of Reykjavík’s cosy cafés!
- Relax and treat yourself in one of Iceland’s many geothermal spas.
While you’re checking things off the list, snap some photos and tag #whatsonrvk on Instagram.