Iceland’s picturesque Hafnarfjörður has been getting in the holiday spirit recently with weekly festivities taking place at its Christmas Village in the heart of the town.
The Christmas Village consists of numerous wooden cabins selling gifts, decorations and delicious festive treats. There is also a full schedule of live entertainment and musical performances, as well as the opportunity to meet The Yule Lads – Iceland’s thirteen mischievous Santas.
In addition, the streets, houses and Port of Hafnarfjörður are all decorated with millions of multicoloured Christmas lights, illuminating the town and giving it an extra special festive feel. The town’s shops, restaurants and cafés also join in the Christmas spirit, decorating shop-fronts and offering festive treats.
The lava field town also offers a variety of activities in the surrounding area of the Christmas Village such as horse-riding, guided tours, Viking-Age banqueting, a number of museums, and also the geothermal area of Krísuvík.
The Christmas Village is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 13:00-18:00 up until Christmas day. On the 23rd, the Christmas Village is open from 18:00 – 22:00 with a live Christmas concert beginning at 20:00.