Whether you can’t wait for the upcoming snow season, or you’re the first one to pack your bags and head for warmer climates, we’ve got a destination for you. Is there a more appropriate winter destination than a place that resembles the North Pole? Winter is the best time to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing across the sky and Reykjavik is one of the best places to see them. For skiers, Bláfjöll resort, located just outside of the city, is popular with locals and tourists alike for its spectacular views and varied landscapes. You won’t want to miss the annual lighting of the Oslo Christmas in Ingolfstorg square, and check out the City Hall Winter Woods display. Then, visit the Christmas Village at Hafnarfjordur, a popular destination for both locals and visitors. Stick around for the New Year’s celebration and watch as the 200,000 residents of the city set off approximately 500 tons of fireworks at 5 minutes to midnight. Since most of the city’s tourism occurs during summer, going in the off-season will save you money and you’ll also avoid crowds at most sites.