Autumn in Iceland
… A great time to visit the land of Ice and Fire.
Can you imagine, it’s September already… A stunning time to visit Iceland as the country shows off a fabulous array of colours in fall. And, of course, unpredictable weather! Winter sweeps over our island unrelentingly, making it necessary for travellers to pay close heed to the dynamic conditions at hand.
Did you also know that it is the season when radiant Auroras can be seen dancing across the sky as the Northern Lights season runs from 1st September, through winter, until mid-April? Hopefully, you will catch them!
Few reasons to visit Iceland in the fall:
- Beautiful autumn colours
- It’s a
great time for hiking!
- Seeing the Northern Lights
- Day trips – do check out our Tour desk site for different tours
Places of interest
As you may know, Hotel Klettur enjoys a great location, visit the impressive Harpa and try some of Reykjavík’s great restaurants and cafés, all just a short stone’s throw from the hotel.
For decades, Hlemmur Food Hall was Reykjavík’s dingiest, dankest bus station. But after a complete overhaul, it has been reborn as a chic food hall loved by locals and visitors alike.
Reykjavik Old Harbour – about 30 min from the hotel
Apart from being a nice place to walk with great views across the bay to Mount Esja, the Old Harbour area is where you can find the majority of marine activities, such as whale watching tours.
Harpa Concert Hall – about 20 min walk from the hotel
Glittering like a jewel on the downtown waterfront is Harpa, Reykjavík’s new concert hall and conference centre. The building is home to national cultural institutions like the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic opera as well as other performing arts.
Hallgrímskirkja – 12 min
Hallgrímskirkja is Iceland’s largest church and Reykjavík’s most notable landmarks. The church sits high on Skólavörðuholt hill making it visible from almost anywhere in the city.
Perlan – about 25 min walk from the hotel
Perlan (“The Pearl”) is a museum and rotating glass dome built on top of 6 hot-water tanks, each holding 4 million litres of geothermal hot water, atop Öskjuhlíð hill. Tip: Between November and February there is no better place to get a morning coffee and see the sunrise.