Winter Romance: Iceland
As a native Icelander, I have tried to explain to my foreign friends why I actually love wintertime in Iceland. After all, what’s so great about cold weather and very little sunlight? The truth is that many native Icelanders actually like winter because it’s a time when people spend time together in their warm and cozy little houses, drink hot chocolate/coffee, light candles, look at the stars and the northern lights when skies are clear, relax in the hot springs with your friends, etc. etc. Thinking about these “typical” winter activities, you can’t help but to feel that they are very romantic. Going on a romantic getaway with your partner doesn’t mean you have to be in the tropics! That’s why I’ve decided to list the top things to do in Iceland for couples looking for some romance!
Iceland offers so many places where you can relax with your partner in warm, geothermal water. You can check out some of Reykjavik’s spas, like Laugar Spa, Nordica Spa, or Reykjavik Spa. Outside of Reykjavik, you should definitely check out the Blue Lagoon. During the winter times, it will be a lot less tourist-y, so you can have it (almost) all to yourselves! If you’re in the north, check out Myvatn Nature Baths; it’s a little bit smaller, but very similar to the experience you’ll get at the Blue Lagoon. Finally, Fontana is a nice place to relax. It’s located at Laugarvatn in the south and is placed right by the lake. You can even take a dip in the lake if you dare!
For a little more privacy, you could visit some of the more remote/hidden places, like Seljavallalaug and Reykjadalur, but I wrote about them in the previous post called “Our Top 10 Hidden Gems of Iceland”.
|Fontana at Laugarvatn|
See the Northern Lights
What’s more romantic than being alone with your special someone, keeping each other warm as you look at the stars and the northern lights? Leaving the busy city and getting to the countryside with no other people takes no more than 15 minutes, no matter where you are in Reykjavik. Just follow the aurora borealis forecast and choose the perfect time to take your partner to a nice spot to watch the northern lights. It’s an experience that you won’t forget any time soon!
|The Northern lights in Reykjavik|
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