Our remarkable winter wonders draw attention in Berlin!

Over 300 hundred guests, including many journalists and operators in the tourist industry gathered at a press event at the Icelandic embassy in Berlin last week to find out what remarkable things Iceland has to offer visitors during the winter season.

The event, which was especially organised in collaboration with Visit Reykjavik, Promote Iceland, the Icelandic Embassy in Berlin and WOW air, was presented by Ambassador Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson and Jón Trausti Sæmundsson (marketing project manager for Visit Reykjavík) and designed to promote our winter wonders, such as the Northern Lights, our numerous and diverse winter festivals and our very curious Christmas traditions.

Performing at the event was The Berlin Cosmopolitan Children’s Choir, who serenaded guests with a selection of traditional Icelandic Christmas songs carefully combined with a number of their own classic Christmas songs. People also had the opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse, meet a few of the Icelandic Christmas Creatures and be inspired by Handverk & Hönnun’s impressive Christmas exhibition, featuring traditional Icelandic themed decorations and a special presentation of Icelandic Christmas baubles, made in order to raise money for the disabled.

We look forward to welcoming guests to Reykjavík and giving them the chance to wander through our beautiful Christmas City, take part in our rich cultural life and experience the romantic Northern Lights blazing in a wild and multi-coloured dance across the night sky.