Iceland is beautiful and worth a visit all year round, but if you prefer going during a quieter time then don’t miss the chance to go during shoulder season (May and September) or during Winter.
- Diamond Beach
If you’re visiting in May or September, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore the famous Diamond Beach without many tourists. See the massive icebergs floating around in the Jökulsárlón lagoon from the beach, or take a boat tour to see these natural wonders up close! This beautiful nature spot is a 6-hour drive from Reykjavik so we recommend staying for 2-3 days to really enjoy the visit!
- Literary Heritage and Museums
Previously designated as UNESCO City of Literature, the city of Reykjavik has created a literary map to show you all the areas you shouldn't miss if you want to learn more about famous poet Tómas Gudmundsson, the 'Neighbourhood of Gods' and the many bookshops and libraries in the city center. To complete your tour, you should pay a visit to the city's best museums like Reykjavik’s Art Museum - the largest one in Iceland - or the Reykjavik City Museum, including 5 exhibitions like the Museum of Photography and The Settlement Exhibition, showcasing the oldest relics of human habitation in the city.
- Northern Lights
The long Icelandic winter nights are perfect to witness the Northern Lights. You can either book a tour to go out of town and escape light pollution or you can try your luck and wait for the Aurora Borealis from Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik
’s panoramic suites.