What is the best month to travel to Iceland? Weather is one of the most important factors when planning a trip to Iceland, as it can affect what you’ll be able to see and do.
Planning a trip to Iceland, you might be wondering which season; Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, is the best time to visit. Many travellers will immediately tell you it’s the summer, but the truth is that each season has pros and cons. Whenever you choose to travel to Iceland you’ll be in for a great adventure, but read on to discover the changing conditions in each season.
The Icelandic Climate
What is the best month to travel to Iceland?
Spring: March – May
- Watch the northern lights
- Whale and bird watching
- Horse riding
Summer: June – August
- The Laugavegur Trail
- Music and culture festivals
- Whale and puffin watching
- The midnight sun
Autumn: September – November
- The northern lights
- Picking wild berries
- Witness the sheep roundup
- Glacier hiking
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Winter: December – February
- Ice caves
- Northern lights
- Christmas and NYE in Reykjavík
- Hot springs and thermal pools
- Photography locations in wintertime
James Taylor is a travel journalist from Australia who lived in Iceland for three years.
Falling in love with the country, he began to write about his travels for magazines and websites in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.