At the beginning of January, many people indulge in retrospection, reevaluate their life choices, reflect on the hopes for the coming months, and make promises of a better life in the form of New Year’s resolutions.

Whatever your goal is for this year, be it to create a perfect workout plan or schedule the dates for your journey to Iceland, you will need to prepare and plan ahead in order to stay on track with your resolution.

To help you do this, we have created a calendar for January, featuring photos of Iceland’s stunning landscapes you can download and use as a desktop photo. Just right click with your mouse on the photo you like and press “save as”.


See also: Iceland in January | Events, Tours and Nature


There are five versions available. Each photo showcases this country’s beauty in the wintertime, from fireworks illuminating the sky in Reykjavík city to the elusive Northern Lights dancing in over the Highlands region.

New Year’s resolutions come in many forms; some want to get fit while others plan to save money. My resolution this year, however, is simple: Remember to write “2019” instead of “2018”.

Reykjavík on New Year’s Eve

January Calendar with fireworks over Reykjavik City.Across the world, various nations put on spectacular firework shows to ring in the new year. All of those pale in comparison to Iceland’s New Year’s Eve.

Millions of fireworks light up the dark winter sky at the stroke of midnight, creating a fantastic display of lights as this photo proves.


See also: Fireworks in Iceland | New Year’s Eve Photo Gallery


Snow in Reykjavík

January calendar, snow in Reykjavík.

The capital city of Reykjavík transforms into a magnificent winter wonderland when cloaked with frost and snow.

The days might be short in Iceland in the winter but the darkness provides a tranquil stillness as well as the opportunity to see the elusive Northern Lights.

Northern Lights

January calendar, Northern Lights on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. On this photo, you can see these dancing lights above a lonely house on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

If you are planning a visit to Iceland, check out a Northern Lights tour where you’ll be driven into the undisturbed countryside to witness this spectacular display.

Reykjavík at Night

January calendar, Reykjavík city in the winter.

Despite a small population, Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, is a vibrant city that draws in visitors from all corners of the world.

This quirky city has a wonderful charm which stems not only from the colourful buildings but also from the friendly locals who reside there.

Northern Lights in the Highlands

January calendar featuring Northern Lights over the Icelandic Highlands.

The Highlands of Iceland contain some of the greatest untouched wilderness in all of Europe. Located far from all crowds, they offer silence, serenity and extreme natural beauty.

Those looking to visit Iceland this year should consider taking a Highland tour for a captivating insight into this unspoilt region.


See also: Our New Year Resolutions | 2019 in Iceland


What are some of your resolutions for the New Year? Would you like a desktop photo for February as well? Let us know your thoughts and queries in the Facebook comments’ box below.