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Iceland in December?

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1. Posted by Andybcm (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Im going to Reykjavik at the start of December. I kno its going to be cold, but has anyone been this time of year and knows what the weather is really like?

Also, im only going for the weekend so what are the best things to do?

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 8y

Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable, so bring clothes for all kinds of winter weather. It might very possibly snow, it might rain, it will probably be windy and it will be cold. Icelandic weather is known for changing very rapidly so within a day or even an hour you could get all possible and impossible types of weather.
Basically, be prepared.

As for what to do, do you want to stay in Reykjavik or do you want to get out of the city?

3. Posted by Andybcm (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

thanks for the advice. Il be goin to get sum more warm clothes.

I think I will be staying in the city mainly. Just seein whats there and doing some shopin.
Ive heard theres some cool pubs and clubs. Any recomendations?

I really wanted to go to the thermal pools and spas one day. I was looking at Laugardalslaug.
Will these be open this time of year? Is it worth going?

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 8y

I'm not really the right person to ask about pubs and clubs. I don't really like the Icelandic downtown "culture", even though I live in the city centre.

Laugardalslaug will be open and is open all year round. It is right next to the Reykjavik HI hostel. It might be worth going, but it's just like all the other swimming pools in Iceland, just a bit bigger than most.
Go to the top of Hallgriskirkja curch to get a very good view of the city (if the weather is good) or Perlan. Perlan (the pearl) has a man-made geyser inside and has great views from the view deck.
I wouldn't recommend shopping a lot in Reykjavik, it is REALLY expensive. But if you do go shopping remember that almost all the shops on Laugavegur (the main shopping street in the centre) are closed on Sundays.

If you have any more questions, just ask.
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