Love is in the air in Reykjavik today! Not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that Iceland was recently voted “winter’s hottest new romantic destination” by Hello Magazine or just that it’s become more popular to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which – like Halloween, is a relatively new date on the Icelandic calendar. At any rate, it’s certainly been quick to catch-on, and many of the shops in Reykjavik have displays dedicated to all things ‘love’. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, the potential lists of romantic things to do in Iceland is endless; there’s even a book published with 50 Crazy Romantic Things to Do In Iceland – one of many ‘pink’ things we saw today on display at the Mal og Menning bookshop.
Out on the town tonight were many loved-up couples, but we also bumped into a party of Scots celebrating their mate Martin’s stag night (or bachelor party). They certainly looked like they were having a great time; perhaps we’ll see him back soon on his honeymoon.
Of all the things I’ve done in Iceland so far, I think the most romantic was our recent night drive to the Northern Lights and Seljalandsfoss. It might sound cliché, but if you’re looking for something romantic to do in Iceland the Northern Lights really do make for magic moments, better still to share them someone you love. With solar activity at its peak this year, there are plenty of tours available such as the ‘self drive Northern Lights tour’ with Iceland Travel. Icelandair also does a fantastic ‘Northern Lights City Break‘ flights and accommodation package, with a tour included. Tip: be sure to ask for the romantic ‘Pink Suite‘ if you’re booking a room at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura 🙂