On the night of 12th of December, the first of 13 Yule Lads comes to town. Yes, you read that right. Instead of the single Santa Claus or Father Christmas, Icelanders have 13 Yule Lads.
So, you’d like to know if it’s easy to Drive in Reykjavík during winter? The average high temperature between October and April is 3.7°C (36.7°F), and the average low temperature is -1.2°C (30°F) during the same period.
A lot of people travel to Iceland during the winter months to see the northern lights, and not without reason; it is one of the best places in the world to see them.
Þorrablót is a midwinter festival held during the old Icelandic month of Þorri. The month begins the last Friday of January. It was the 13th week of winter according to the old Icelandic calendar.
The weather in Iceland is notoriously fickle and you never know how much snow to expect. We have winters where it hardly snows at all while others it snows almost endlessly. Last winter, we had hardly any snow in Reykjavík until the end of February when it snowed over half a meter in one day. It was more snow than had snowed in one day in Reykjavík since the 1950s. The biggest snow depth ever recorded in Iceland was by Skeiðsfossvirkjun power plant in North Iceland in March 1995. It was recorded at 279cm, but that winter was one of the snow heaviest since records began.