It's November and the days in Iceland are getting shorter and shorter. It is starting to snow, which is good since the white snow brightens the days just a little bit.
So, what do Icelanders do in November?
We enjoy the season and all its opportunities. From snow activities to swimming in geothermal water, there are a lot of things Icelanders do in November. For example, check out our list of awesome swimming pools here.
Hot springs are a great option in November
If there is anything Icelanders love to do it's going in a hot tub during cold weather and soaking in the warm water. Sometimes, it is worth it to step up your game and go to a hot spring in the middle of nature. It’s going to be a mix of hot and cold but almost guaranteed to be a fun little adventure. Might we suggest a visit to Reykjadalur or Seljavallalaug for your geothermal adventure?
The Iceland airwaves music festival
The Iceland Airwaves music festival is held every year in early November. The festival has a special place in every music-loving Icelandic heart. When the festival is live, almost every bar, cafe, and art gallery in Reykjavík hosts some events with musicians large and small. Iceland Airwaves is a great festival if you want to see some new musicians or keep up with your favorite bands. If you plan a trip to Iceland in November, why not stop by and hear some great artists while you're here?
Northern lights make the short November days a little better
The northern lights are one of the main tourist attractions in Iceland, and for a good reason. Their beautiful colors light up the night sky and dance around wild as if there is no tomorrow. A dark November night is the perfect night to go hunting for the aurora. Take a drive to the countryside far from Reykjavík's lights and noise and see if the night sky is in your favor. You might even take a hot thermos with cocoa and some snacks and have a lovely evening during your trip to Iceland.
Even if you don't have any luck finding them, at least you´ll have a fun night out in the wilderness. If you decide to go, see our favorite Northern lights viewing spots first!