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Iceland

Exploring Iceland is an unforgettable experience that offers stunning natural landscapes and unique cultural experiences. Visitors can marvel at the country’s glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, and volcanoes, all while enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and whale watching. Iceland is also rich in culture, with a vibrant music and art scene, as well as a strong literary tradition. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both, Iceland has something for everyone to enjoy.

 

What you’ll love most about Iceland

  • Take a guided tour to visit popular sights like the Golden Circle, which includes the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park
  • Rent a car or campervan and drive the Ring Road, which circles the entire country and offers access to many of Iceland’s most beautiful natural attractions
  • Hike on one of Iceland’s many trails, such as the Laugavegur Trail, which takes you through varied landscapes like mountains, hot springs, and glaciers
  • Soak in one of Iceland’s many hot springs, such as the famous Blue Lagoon, or one of the many more secluded hot springs dotted around the country
  • Go whale watching to see some of the many species of whales that call Iceland’s waters home
  • Visit Iceland’s many museums, such as the Viking Museum or the National Museum of Iceland, to learn about the country’s rich history and culture

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Reykjavik’s weather patterns

Where to Book

 

  • Aurora borealis over Iceland

  • Vök Baths, east Iceland - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Volcanic eruption, Eldingadalir - Visit Iceland/Garder Ølafs

  • Blue Lagoon Spa near Grindavk, Iceland

  • Whale watching in Hnúfurbakur, north Iceland - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Basalt columns on Reynisfjara's Black Beach - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Strokkure Hvita River, southwest Iceland

  • Reynisdrangar, south Iceland - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Geo Sea, Húsavik - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Landmannalaugar lava fields - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Bolafjall, Westfjords - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Kvernufoss waterfall - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

  • Landmannalaugar, Southern Highlands - Visit Iceland/Icelandic Explorer

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 3℃
  • 3℃
  • 4℃
  • 6℃
  • 10℃
  • 12℃
  • 14℃
  • 14℃
  • 11℃
  • 7℃
  • 4℃
  • 3℃
  • 19
  • 16
  • 18
  • 18
  • 21
  • 21
  • 21
  • 23
  • 23
  • 21
  • 20
  • 19

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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