Looking for ideas on how to spend your honeymoon in Iceland? In this itinerary, made for the 2023-2024 winter season, you will find the best places to go to see the Northern Lights in Iceland!
Spend the first day in the Land of Ice and Fire exploring the capital. Reykjavik offers a lively city life with lots of museums, shops, and cozy cafes. Visit the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church and enjoy the panoramic city view from the church’s observation area. If you feel you didn’t pack enough, you can gear up for upcoming adventures in Laugavegur shopping streets. Visit the relatively new building in Reykjavik, Harpa Concert Hall, and maybe even attend an event there!
And as the night falls, it’s time to catch the Northern Lights! The best places to watch the Northern Lights in Reykjavik are Grótta lighthouse, standing in the most westernmost part of the city, and Öskjuhlíð hill, where the Perlan museum stands. A bit outside the city, there’s a Heiðmörk forest and Kleifarvatn lake where you can watch the Northern Lights in the peaceful scenery where there’s only you and your loved one. On your way to Kleifarvatn, you can stop by the Aurora Basecamp observatory to learn about this natural phenomenon before seeing it in real life.
Traveling during summer, or there’s no sight of the Northern Lights while you're there? No worries! You’ll still have a chance to see them! Perlan museum, which stands on the Öskjuhlíð hill, hosts an amazing Northern Lights show throughout the day, called Áróra. You can visit the show at the museum’s planetarium all year round. If you'd like to experience a thrilling chase of the Northern Lights, our Magical Auroras Northern Lights tour departs from Reykjavík in pursuit of this natural phenomenon.
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