It seems a contradiction to say that winter is a good time to travel to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, given the extreme temperatures it registers at this time of year. However, it is a city prepared for the cold, which has many things to offer also now, such as its many thermal water pools.
Well equipped to fight the cold temperatures, Iceland’s wonderful nature is another reason why it is worth traveling to Reykjavik. Not to mention that, in winter, you will be able to contemplate the Northern Lights , which tints the sky with spectacular green flashes. An entire experience.
Thermal pools for relaxation
Reykjavik is located in the southeast of the island, and is the northernmost capital of Europe. A destination that often scares tourists, due to the freezing winter temperatures. However, if you overcome those fears and dare to discover it at this time of year, you will discover real treasures.
Like its more than 126 public pools of thermal waters in which to relax and fight the cold. They are also very healthy for the body, so enjoying any of them is a must. So don’t forget to pack your swimsuit in your suitcase. If you like the thermal experience, about 47 kilometers from Reykjavik is the Blue Lagoon, a spa in the Arctic that we already talked about in this blog.
A living city
The city of Reykjavik is lively and bustling, with about half of Iceland’s population living there. Among the most outstanding monuments that you cannot miss are the Hallsgrimkirkja church , the National Museum (which reviews the complete history of the country) and the House of Culture (where you can learn all the Icelandic myths and legends).