Iceland during the winter is pretty special. The island dressed up in its white winter coat, with pillowy snow falling on the rough, barren landscape, provides a soft light to the winter darkness. If you are lucky enough to see Iceland in all its snowy glory, here are some ways to spend your time.
Go for a thrilling snowmobile ride on one of Iceland‘s glaciers, Langjökull, in the highlands, or close to Lake Mývatn in the north. Zoom on snow and ice across the treeless vast landscape.
Ride an Icelandic horse
A horseriding excursion in the winter allows you to enjoy the diversity of the Icelandic landscape from the seat of a strong, stocky Icelandic horse, that doesn‘t mind the snow or icy ground.
Admire frosty waterfalls
While the landscape is lush and colourful in the summer, Iceland‘s natural pearls look beautiful during the winter. Just look at Skógarfoss below!
Hunt for the northern lights
Catching a glimpse of the northern lights is probably the biggest draw for winter tourists to Iceland, and they look amazing against a snowy backdrop.
Participate in snowsports
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Nordic skier, you can try your hand at a few Icelandic slopes. Or, you can opt for a snowshoe tour in the highlands.