Our customers' most frequently asked question is about the best time to visit Iceland. It is also the most difficult to answer.
Iceland is a unique destination that offers a great travel experience all year round. Whether you travel Iceland, it will not disappoint you.
Summer is of course the most popular season, but comes with its own pros and cons. There are good reasons why it is considered high, the most important being warmer weather, prolonged daylight, art and cultural festivals, green landscapes and open highways on roads that make the less explored and somewhat virgin parts of Iceland accessible. The disadvantages are crowds of tourists, higher prices and difficulty finding accommodation at an affordable price in certain areas.
The summers in Iceland are short and at the end of August they feel like an early fall. Most tours and adventure trips end in mid-September. The back roads are closed from mid-October to mid-May. Prices are falling and passengers are less, so most places are not so crowded. It's a great time to enjoy the wonderful autumn colors, even if they are different from the usual autumn color show. Since Iceland does not have many trees, the colors change mostly in grass, moss and low shrubs. For the best fall foliage travel on the east coast, which has a lot of trees. Bring warm clothes and be prepared for the possible cold weather, even if you can be lucky and experience summer temperatures for a short time.
Iceland is close to the Arctic Circle, but due to Gulf Stream, temperatures are cool in summer and very mild in winter, milder than, say, New York. The mild Atlantic and Cold Arctic air meets above the Gulf Stream, driving wind and rain, causing cloudy skies and frequent weather changes. It's not uncommon to experience four seasons in a single day. The rainfall in Iceland is highest from mid-October to February and the lowest in May and June, with the southern and western parts of the island receiving the most rainfall.
Winter is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from all over the world who come to Iceland in search of the Northern Lights. The best way to travel this year in Iceland is to join an accompanying group tour. Experienced guides and drivers will keep you comfortable and your chances of seeing the northern lights are higher.
Spring arrives late and is very short, a few wonderful weeks between winter and flight. A new exciting season is in the air, longer and warmer days, but still no crowds and low prices.
Whether you travel to Iceland, you will enjoy this wonderful country with warm and hospitable people, natural wonders and authentic culture