December in Reykjavík

Our wonderful Christmas season, crowned regularly with displays of enchanting Northern Lights, is one of the city’s main winter attractions; however, it’s not just those otherworldly illuminations and extravagant decorations getting all the attention.

Reykjavík’s growing reputation as an alternative Christmas destination has exceeded all expectations, attracting much international media attention and a record number of visitors to the city.

With some top tourist accolades to fuel the enthusiasm and a couple of nods from CNN Travel - who have twice selected Reykjavík as one of the best places to spend the Christmas holidays, we’re all set to share another spectacular winter season with the world, inviting even more guests to come on over, be inspired, and get themselves all wrapped up in Reykjavík!

Compiled below are all the spectacular Christmas events and attractions that are going on in December.