I am trying to think of a good destination for a week-long bread over Christmas or New Year's day. I am quite keen to see the aurora, hence I was thinking about the northern countries and Iceland in particular. A few questions:
- How likely is it to see the aurora in Iceland in late December? Does it involve getting some organized tour, or just stepping out of the house?
- Do we need a 4x4 car in the winter?
- What other attractions are accessible and worth visiting during the winter?
- Is Iceland a popular destination over Christmas? I.e. is accommodation and car rental going to be hard to find and/or expensive?