That is what Iceland does to you – Northern lights and autumn leaves

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Blogs | 0 comments

It´s on. Autumn and its sister, the Lady Aurora Borealis.

My husband “likes my craziness,” he says. Even when I drag him out into the night to chase the Northern Lights or for a walk during the day in pouring rain and misery. I guess that is how Iceland affects people. At least my clients tell me so. No time to waste. Only time to enjoy and get the most out of the experience.

Autumn in Reykjavik – Photo by Helga Stina


I remember receiving a client back to Europe who had been on a three week visit to Iceland during June and July some years ago. It was quite a remarkable experience as even though the flight arrived in the late evening, this friend of mine was ecstatic with excitement, power, joy of life and energy of the midnight sun. Red cheeks and stars in the eyes.

That is what Iceland does to you.

Autumn beauty near by Reykjavik at Rauðhólar – Photo by Helga Stina


This past week has been filled with autumn leaves walks and northern lights chases here in Iceland.

Iceland is, like most parts of the world, dealing with Covid-19 and it´s consequences both on health and on its national economy.

It is still possible to travel to Iceland, if you are resident in the Schengen Zone or from a select number of permitted countries. Travelers, however, need to start their visits in a 5-6 day quarantine. While they are free to take walks and use any private facilities in their accommodation (e.g. a hot tub if it is exclusive to their own private cabin or summer house) , leisure driving, touring, and visiting public places like shops and restaurants is forbidden until a negative result is secured on a second test, which would end the quarantine.

Being in total relaxation for a couple of days in this environment is a treat of a lifetime – Photo by Helga Stina


With that in mind, why not travel to Iceland for two-three weeks of total relaxation, in a cottage in a gorgeous place, with your own hot tub where you can watch the Northern Lights while enjoying a wonderful glass of wine or another drink of your choice. Food can be delivered to your door.

Autumn beauty at Þingvellir national park – Photo by Helga Stína

The benefits of this amazing possibility is that you are stuck in one place for five days. You can sleep, read, take walks, breath in the fresh air and dance like no one is watching.

When in your life have you had this possibility to step aside from your busy daily life 🙂 ?

Here are some September memories from Iceland 2020

Photo by Helga Stina

When the quarantine is over you can go and explore the magic of Iceland at your own phase.

Everyone hopes this extraordinary situation will be over as soon as possible. So do we here in Iceland. Meanwhile let´s enjoy what we can, be with the people we love and keep dreaming and planning.

The historical waterfall in Þingvellir National Park – Öxarárfoss – Photo by Helga Stína

More information on personalized travel planning to Iceland during Covid 19 times at Iceland Unwrapped  

Contact Helga Stína for more information on your personal plan, possibilities and adventures in Iceland.

More on Covid 19 in Iceland for travelers

A hike in nature is possible all around Iceland. This area is ten minutes from Reykjavik – Photo by Helga Stina

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