By Rachel Lankester, founder Magnificent Midlife

Enjoy a glimpse of Iceland by looking through our photo gallery. If you visit this place at Christmas, it’s guaranteed to be a white one!

Stroll around down-town Reykjavik, dine on reindeer and puffin, marvel at bubbling geysers and frozen waterfalls. This five day December trip included the magnificent Geysir, the original and best geyser from whence the word came, and the Gullfoss waterfall, both in southwestern Iceland.

We were lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights, admittedly with a camera set to a very slow exposure. We didn’t spot any whales though, but the boat trip was still fun, if freezing, even with our standard issue red whale-watching jumpsuits.

Just be sure to pack your thermals! Ice grips for your shoes wouldn’t go amiss either. When the ice has impacted for a week or so, it’s seriously slippy!

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Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Editorial Staff

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