Winter holidays in Iceland prove to be an incredible experience. Iceland holds some of the most amazing landscape in world, as well as some of the best winter activities.
Iceland tour operators offer exhilarating and unique opportunities, especially for the adrenaline junkie in you. Snowmobile tours will allow you to mix adventure with sightseeing, whilst tackling ice and snow with speeds up to 40mph.
As the country’s name will tell you, Iceland has various icecaps waiting to be explored. Why not climb the Svinafellsjokull glacier tongue, transversing between different glacial formations or ice climbing at the Solheimajokull glacier, learning the ropes and discovering Iceland’s magical landscape for yourself, one of many unbelievable winter activities.
In addition, skiing in Iceland is very popular among thrill seekers, boasting beautiful ski areas and resorts. The Hlidarfjall ski resort, located in the capital of the north, Akureyri, is one of Iceland’s most popular resorts and caters for beginners through to upper intermediates. There are many cross-country skiing trails and walking routes within the resort’s limits, as well as the Kjarnaskogur forest area. The resort is open from 10th November 2010.
This winter, the frequency of Northern Light activity in Iceland is set to increase. This is due to the intensity of the Northern Lights being affected by an 11-year solar cycle, for which the cycle is reaching its peak between 2011 and 2013 within the Northern Hemisphere.