Best Time to Visit Iceland
Know more about Iceland, the land of ice and fire
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Best Time To Visit Iceland
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Iceland is a beautiful country in Europe which has huge landscapes that includes volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and many lava fields as well. There are pretty and massive glaciers which lie in Vatnajokull and Snaefellsjokull National parks. The best time to visit Iceland depends on the preferences of the tourists. For people visiting Iceland, particularly to experience Northern lights should plan the trip from late September to March while trekkers should go from July to August. Below there is an in-depth analysis of the weather in Iceland all throughout the year which will help you find out the best time to plan your trip.
March to May (Spring season)
These are the spring months and the temperature in Iceland is about 7 to 14 degree Celsius. Northern lights and whale watching can be best experienced during late September. It is a great time also in terms of hotel prices as this is the shoulder season in Iceland. The snow begins to melt making the landscapes prettier. Some amount of rainfall is expected during these months in Iceland.
June to August (Summer season)
The weather in Iceland is pretty cold most of the time including that summer months very most part of the world scorching heat but in Iceland the temperature doesn't rise beyond 15°C. There is a light warmth during these months which most people prefer. It is a great time to visit Iceland for sightseeing and for pleasant weather. Due to the large flock of tourists visiting Iceland during this season, it is also considered the peak season in Iceland.
September to November (Autumn season)
With September begins the autumn season in Iceland and continues till November. The days become shorter, however, the golden hues and the weather is pleasant. Being an off season, one can get good discounts on hotel prices during these months.
December to February (Winter season)
Winter months in Iceland is one of the toughest to stay in since the weather in Iceland becomes very cold and something not bearable. Most of the things you cannot do during the winters since you cannot see even a little sunshine. Many people do visit during these months because they are in the non-peak tourist season and also the chances to catch the northern lights are high due to darkness in these months.
Climate in Iceland
Summer Season in Iceland
There is hardly Summer weather in Iceland but during the summer months you can feel a little warm In the midnight sun. This brings a little relief in the cold weather for people who are visiting.
Monsoon Season in Iceland
There is no particular monsoon season in Iceland. Some amount of rainfall can be seen from March to May which is the spring season. It is the time when you can spot the northern lights and also see whales in the sea. Which is why it is regarded as one of the best times to visit Iceland.
Winter Season in Iceland
Winters in Iceland are extremely cold and the weather in Iceland immediately changes and becomes unbearably cold. People sometimes visit this season because it is a non-peak tourist season but there is nothing much you can do here other than playing in the snow or skiing.
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