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 colors in fall. And, of course, unpredictable weather! Winter sweeps over our island unrelentingly, making it necessary for travelers 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, normally. Hopefully you will catch them!
Few reasons to visit Iceland in the fall:
- Beautiful autumn colors…
- 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 know, Hotel Cabin enjoys a great location in 105 Reykjavík. Compiled below are some of Hotel Cabin’s favorite places of interest in Reykjavík.
Reykjavik Old Harbour
Apart from being a nice place to walk with great views across the bay to Mount Esja, the Old Harbour area is where the 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 center. The building is home to national cultural institutions like the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic opera as well as other performing arts.
Hallgrímskirkja – about 25 min walk from the hotel
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.
National Museum – about 40 min walk from the hotel
Excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture.
Settlement Exhibition – about 30 min walk from the hotel
Discover Viking Age history! An open family friendly excavation where Viking ruins, meet digital technology.
Perlan – about 34 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 liters 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.