Friday, 6 May 2016

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Many individuals who want to visit Iceland wonder when the ideal time for them to come to this remarkable country is. This is a tricky question to answer, however, because when you can visit depends on your work schedule and other obligations. Therefore, instead of telling you what your ideal time to visit should be, today we are going to discuss what goes on during the various seasons, so you can know what to expect when coming at certain times.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Experiencing Iceland during the spring

Everyone loves spring because the days become longer and the smells seem to be different around every corner. However, spring in Iceland feels as though it only lasts for five minutes but during its short period it is wonderful. Many tourists come to the country during this season because they are able to do more since they miss the high season prices and the crowds. This means traveling is a breeze, the days are long and bright and the weather is decent.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Experiencing Iceland during the summer

Summer in Iceland comes with pros and cons. Many tourists love the days are longer and that they can experience the midnight sun. There is also the pleasant weather and the lush and green scenery. Summer is also a great time to come to the region since the highland roads reopen during this season. However, you have to remember that since summer is popular, there will be many crowds, the prices will be higher, and it can be hard to find accommodations unless you booked those months in advance.

Visiting during the summer is not recommended for those who like to go with the flow. You have to plan to have a good experience during the summer in Iceland. Iceland is not a deserted place unless you were planning to go to Langanes. However, if you do not want to come when it is colder, be prepared to have to share your experienced with many others, which could be a way to meet new friends.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Experiencing Iceland during autumn

Iceland is a great place to visit during the autumn because the skies are golden, the trees are colorful, and the darkness can be rather cozy. In addition, if you love experiencing crazy storms from indoors Iceland can offer you that too. When tourists come, they enjoy lower prices and fewer crowds, when compared to the summer months. However, the downside is that the weather can change in a split second, which means your travel plans could have to be changed at any time. However, if you follow the weather advice for travelling everything should be fine. We recommend definitely checking out Þingvellir if you decide to come during this season.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Experiencing Iceland during Winter

If you are someone who loves lights, you are sure to love the Northern Lights, which probably inspired your Iceland trip from the beginning. Iceland can offer you the Northern Lights and fresh snow. Then, of course, there is Christmas, which means tons of Christmas lights, mulled wine and Christmas beers.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Many people might not like traveling to Iceland during the winter months because they fear they will become stranded somewhere because of the weather. This would be okay for those who have a lot of time yet for those who have a short time to explore Iceland due to work obligations, your boss may not be happy to hear about a delayed flight countries away. If you are able to come experience Iceland during the winter, it is highly recommended.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Conclusion

As you can see from the different breakdowns of the seasons, Iceland can be a great place to visit during any time of the year. However, before deciding which season you want to come for a visit, make sure you do background research to be aware of the events and tours that will be available. This way you can make sure, you are able to do the things that you had your heart set on. Additionally, keep your budget in mind as well as how long of a period that you have available to explore the country.

Now that you have read this article, seeing when the ideal time to visit Iceland is for you should be easier for you to determine.

Kolla, Iceland24.
© 2016 Iceland24

4 comments:

  1. We are 9 traveling in late August with 7 days in Iceland. 2 days are arriving and departing but with 5 days what recommendation to see as much as possible and best stops for accommodation?

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    1. I would recommend you south Iceland and snaefellsnes if your travel proposes are 5 days

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  2. hi,

    we are planning to drive the ring road middle to late april next year. Over 10 days. Is this possible? meaning the main 1 road up north will be open all around? or completely covered in thick snow? How much time would you recommend for traveling north vs south? 50/50?

    thanx

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    1. Hi! 10 days should be ok :) Road 1 is always open but you may have some snow over it :)

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