December in Iceland

12.13.2011


Reykjavik's landmark mountain, Mt. Esja in the background.

Sometimes referred to as the 'The Land of Fire and Ice', Iceland is a breathtaking place to visit during the month of December. It's the perfect setting for taking in the holiday spirit... like relaxing by a fireplace with a cup of jo as you watch the capital city of Reykjavik's brightly colored homes, trees, and shops sparkle with Christmas lights. Plus, Santa is your neighbor here! The country sits just below the Arctic Circle (aka North Pole) but luckily winters are comparable to New York's thanks to the warm stream that comes up from the Gulf. Iceland is a truly awe-inspiring and mythical island with a combination of natural wonders so unrivaled it feels more like the moon than Earth at times— volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, exploding geysers, nightless summers, the Aurora Borealis, geothermal springs... it could very well be the purest place on earth and one of my top 3 travel picks ever. —Featured on pg. 36 in Dec. issue of Vécu Magazine

When to Go: June - early September or December for Christmas and New Year's celebrations.

How to Get There : IcelandAir flies direct to Reykjavik from many North American and European cities.

Where to Stay : Hotel Reykjavik Centrum $$   /  Hotel Borg $$$



The Sun Voyager on the Reykjavik promenade – a modern sculpture of a Viking ship by Gunnar Arnason.

Swan Lake!


Reykjavik city center... I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw people walking across the frozen lake.



Hotel Centrum


The Pearl complex.


View from Hallgrímskirkja church bell tower- A must at twilight!

Hotel Borg at Asturvollur Square

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20 comments:

Aki No Yuutsu said...

Wow!!! the all white look's great!

Peiyinn said...

Wow! Amazing places! Wish I will be there one day! :)

Adele said...

Stunning photo xoxo
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Diana said...

Wow this is so stunning, I hope to go there some day although I don´t think I could bear to stand the cold... ;). I´ll just need to toughen up !!

fashion meets art said...

wonderful pictures dear. i love them!!
everything looks so warm and quiet!
love them!
lovely greets and a nice day!
maren anita

www.fashion-meets-art.com

SeaofGirasoles said...

very beautiful photos! what a cute hat you have, typical nordic (like in my home country)

Roberta said...

Amazing place, amazing pics!!! Also in my blog...Christmas atmosfere!!

http://traveloguewithlove.blogspot.com/

Mariel Torres said...

I never pictures Iceland being so incredibly beautiful! Wow, guess who now made it into my "Must-Travel" list?

Cynthia said...

Absolutely breath-taking.

kcardosa said...

This pictures gave me chills! I wanna walk across the lake too!!

Wifezilla Hekela said...

Very beautiful Lorena!! Safe travels my dear..xoxo

Psycho Cat said...

I can't belive how beautiful this pictures are :)

SomeKindOfStyle said...

Iceland looks so adorable, always loved to go there! x

A Casa da Vá said...

Lorena take me with you!! By the way I will be new years eve in NY, will you be there?

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Elvira said...

This pictures are so poetical! Nice blog! Following!

Veronica Popoiacu said...

superb photoshoot

Miss Vodka said...

What a beautiful place! I want to go now.

I love your blog! Such fantastic travel photos :)

Child-Mode said...

Just amazing ! Mery christmas in advance ;)

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Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Such a lovely post! Iceland is one of my dream destinations. Happy holidays!

Lea said...

Very nice :*

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