Spend your Easter in Iceland
Easter is one of the best times to visit Iceland. The weather is usually good, the sun is shining longer with each day and you can eat your fill of the wonderful chocolate Easter eggs, there are plenty of those to go around. Are you still wandering what to do in Iceland during Easter?
For Icelanders Easter is a time for winter sports so head to the various ski areas around Iceland and ski with the locals. Reykjavik’s ski area is called Bláfjöll (Blue Mountains) and is a 20-30 minute drive outside the city. Mt. Hlíðarfjall above Akureyri in northern Iceland is probably the best ski resort in Iceland and if you travel to the Westfjords you can kill two birds with one stone, skiing and attending one of the biggest music festivals in Iceland at the same time.
Just outside the town of Isafjordur in the Westfjords there is an excellent ski area and during Easter the town is home to a pretty relaxed music feast called “Aldrei fór ég suður” (I never went south) and also dubbed as The common peoples Rock Festival. The festival has now become one of the most popular music festivals in Iceland, especially considering that it’s held so far from the capital.
Be prepared for an amazing musical experience and listen to the best of Icelandic music in a magnificent environment. If you’re going, make sure you’re there by Thursday. As tradition dictates, a little foreplay is in order before the real program starts on Friday. Entrance is free of charge. You just have to get yourself over there by plane, coach or car. WOW air promises to offer cheap flights to Iceland, the rest is up to you!