Have you ever heard of November Blues? That lethargic mood hanging over you at the end of the year. If you’re starting to brace yourself for winter, and the cold snap in November, then you know; you’ve sung those blues. In Iceland, however, they sing a different tune in November.
So why not shake the November blues in Reykjavik? Reykjavik hosts one of the most famous music festivals, “Iceland Airwaves,” at the beginning of November. The first Iceland Airwaves was held 23 years ago in an airplane hangar at Reykjavik Airport. It was sponsored and run by Iceland Airways. Since then, the one-day event has become a premier multi-genre music festival attracting thousands of music lovers to Iceland’s capital.
With more than 170 groundbreaking bands from across Europe, this year’s Airwaves festival will create a musical experience map for any traveler. Discover the hottest bands across the globe and capture your Icelandic memories on a unique soundtrack, the grooves transporting you across snow kissed terrain beneath the northern lights. Or perhaps easing you into the rejuvenating volcanic waters of Blue Lagoon. Then calling you back to the comfort of your 5-star hotel in Reykjavik – EDITION, we suggest. But the playlist for your trip is yours to decide. What’s the Reykjavik soundscape like this November? And which natural wonders will you witness firsthand? You tell us:) And we’ll make it happen.
But let’s first showcase a few of the incredible natural wonders awaiting you in Iceland before we return to Reykjavik:
The Resort at Blue Lagoon
Built directly into a 755-year-old lava flow in the heart of the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark, Blue Lagoon is a world wonder of natural leisure. The famous sight embodies the harmony of science, nature and innovative human design. Touted for its healing properties, the water is rich in base elements and minerals, including silica, which produces its distinctive, electric blue hue. Immersed in these surroundings, you have no choice but to relax.
Tour the scenic South Coast with its immense glaciers, breathtaking waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, black-sand beaches and puffin habitats. Learn about this fascinating eco-system first-hand while enjoying a traditional Icelandic meal, like a Hangikjot sandwich – thinly sliced smoked lamb on Icelandic flatbread. Delicious!
Vatnajökull National Park
The majestic caves at Vatnajokull National Park beckon. Their glassy glacial walls and natural rock formations provide unique photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience.
Reykjavik After Dark
Love the nightlife? Reykjavik is the place for you. In November, the sun sets before 5 PM – and the city comes to LIFE! Laugavegur is your primary destination for an open and inclusive good time. This strip houses several nightclubs, bars, craft breweries, eateries – all within walking distance and all inviting you to the party!
As far as urban and rural destinations go, these are just the tip of the iceberg. As the famous Icelandic artist Bjork once said:
Contact Business Class today to book your Icelandic adventure and experience this unique interplay of urban and natural settings for yourself. Don’t forget to get the upgrade ticket to access special events and priority entrance to music venues.
This November, let Business Class arrange a first-class travel experience for you – from start to finish. Because, to echo an Icelandic proverb, “a good beginning makes a good ending.”