when to visit iceland

The best time to visit Iceland will depend upon what people really want to see. Many people are going to want to go to Iceland in order to see the Northern Lights. For these people, it’s a good idea to travel to Iceland between the months of September and March.

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Naturally, people are going to have to deal with the colder weather in Iceland during those months, but if they’re careful to go to Iceland in September or in March, it’s going to be that much easier for them to get the best of both worlds. People who want to see the Northern lights very clearly on particularly dark nights are encouraged to visit in late November through January, which will really allow the Northern lights to stand out for people. This link will tell you more on Iceland in winter.


Some people are curious about the midnight sun of Iceland. These people are going to have to visit Iceland in June or July. They’ll be bathed in the Arctic light until around the month of August. Iceland is going to have the advantage of being fairly warm during this point in time, at least relatively, and people really can party all night long.

Iceland is a great place to go whale watching in order to see killer whales, but given the migratory patterns of the whales, people are going to need to wait for February or March in order to catch glimpses of the whales around the Icelandic coastline. There are no guarantees when it comes to whale watching, but there are moments where whale watching will be much more likely.

People who really want to see everything might feel as if there is no best time to travel to Iceland. They might feel that all of these attractions are good in their own way. There is almost always going to be something great to see in the unique climate of Iceland.

What you need for your trip to iceland

image_20161002_202512_58Iceland is a unique place to visit. You may be planning a vacation to visit this island of less than 350,000 people and it would be an unforgettable trip for sure.

When packing for your trip make sure to bring warm clothes and layers. Iceland is mostly cold and you want to be properly dressed to enjoy for trip.

Bring good walking shoes too if you plan on hiking.

Iceland is full of wildlife and the nature is beautiful. Camping and hiking is definitely popular there. If you seek adventure and love the outdoors, you will enjoy exploring Iceland. Just as long as you don’t mind the cold.

Don’t forget your camera and a tripod too. You may want to capture photos of the scenery, waterfalls and of course, the beautiful northern lights. Whale watching is also a must. There are many places you can go in Iceland to spot whales.

The waterfalls are fairly easy to find there. Glymur is Iceland’s tallest waterfall. How beautiful it must be!

There are many birds in Iceland too, including puffins. I have never seen one of these birds myself. Maybe they aren’t as common in other parts of the world as they are in Iceland.

Giant sea cliffs that are there may look intimidating but are thrilling to see if you are able to get close to them.

You may want to visit the Great Geyser while on your trip too. It spews hot water very high in the air. I can imagine that this must be very awesome to see in person.

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular places to visit among tourists in Iceland. It’s a thermal pool and is quite luxurious. Many believe it can even heal skin problems.

Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital. It’s really the only major city in Iceland and the nightlife is prevalent there. Many like to go out and stay out late at bars or clubs.

Whenever I thought of Iceland, I just thought of icy land with nothing to do. There is actually so much to do and see in Iceland and it is probably one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. For finding good excursions you can check out Iceland Vacation Packages  they offer a variety of excursions and when in Iceland make sure to be constantly checking the weather and be prepared for rain, snow and hot and cold on the same day :).