Holidays and Events


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Iceland in May

By May, Iceland is in the full bloom of spring. There are still plenty of cold days and spring storms, and temperatures hover between 3 and 6°C (about 40-50°F). It’s still off-season, so though the hours of daylight stretch from about 4am to 10pm, you’ll still see lots of savings on hotels and tours and far fewer tourists than in […]


Iceland in April

In most places around the world, April is considered a month of spring, with summer starting later in June. In Iceland, April marks the beginning of summer…but don’t bust out your shorts and sundresses just yet. Average temperatures in Iceland in April range from .4-5.7°C, a chilly 32-42°F, not exactly beach weather. Snowstorms are still common and many areas remain […]

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Iceland in Winter

When you think of winter in a place called Iceland, you probably think of…well…ice, and lots of it – frozen tundra, frozen lakes and icy rivers, giant snowbanks, frequent blizzards, impassible roads and abominable temperatures. And Iceland, to some extent, delivers on that assumption. Despite that, it’s still a fantastic place to visit in winter. Yes, days are cold and […]


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Christmas in Iceland

The Christmas season is an excellent time to visit Iceland. Though the days are short and cold, there’s a festive atmosphere as families prepare for the holidays.  Christmas festivities start in Iceland around December 12 when the 13 Yule-Lads – who are like naughty Santas – come down from the mountains to essentially terrorize (all in good fun) the people […]


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What to Do with Two Days in Iceland

When you look at a map of Iceland, you can’t help but think “It looks so small.” But once you set foot on Iceland, the enormity of it strikes you. Yes, it’s roughly the size of the US state of Ohio, and yes, you could conceivably drive the 832 miles (1332 kms) around the Ring Road in two very long […]