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Autumn begins Iceland’s off-season, after the peak travel season of mid-June to late August. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to visit. While you won’t see the Midnight Sun, temperatures will be lower, and some areas will no longer be accessible, there’s still plenty of reason to explore Iceland in the fall. In September, the Northern Lights make […]

Iceland in Fall


Despite the cold weather and short hours of sunlight, December is actually a  great time to visit Iceland. Early in the month, you can take advantage of low-season savings, and if you come over the holidays you’ll find a delightfully festive atmosphere. The temperature ranges from 2.2°C to -2.8°C, or about 28 to 36°F. It can get much colder on […]

Iceland in December


By November, Iceland’s short but beautiful summer is a distant memory. Though many places in the US are experiencing a few last warm days as the leaves turn and fall, by November it feels like winter has already arrived in Iceland. Temperatures drop to an average of 3.4°C to -1.3°C (about 30-38°F) and the sun only shines for about six […]

Iceland in November



By October, Iceland is heading steadily towards winter. Temperatures drop, it rains more often (actually October sees the most precipitation of any month) and daylight hours become much shorter. Average temps range from 6.8°C to 2.2°C (roughly 44 – 36 °F), with the sun rising around 8am and setting by 6pm each day.  The good news is that – with […]

Iceland in October


September deserves to be a more popular time to visit Iceland. Though you’ll miss out on seeing the sun high in the sky well past 10pm (sunset is around 7:30pm and the sun rises around 6:30am), temperatures are still quite nice, with average temps between 10.1°C (50 °F) and 5°C  (41 °F) throughout the month, and prices are lower and […]

Iceland in September


Along with June and July, August is the most popular time to visit Iceland. Slightly cooler (and wetter) than July and with just a few less hours of daylight,it’s an ideal – though expensive – time to visit. Temperatures range from 8-13°C (about 45-55°F) with some days as warm as 65°F. In earlier August, you’ll find more summery days; as […]

Iceland in August



It’s no surprise that July (along with June and August) is one of the most popular times to visit Iceland. Weather is pleasant (though not hot), and the days are long. Though sunset is a bit earlier than it is in June, it’s still averages around 11pm, with sunrise the next day at a very early 3:23am. These long hours […]

Iceland in July


Summers in Iceland are beautiful, and June is one of the most popular times to visit. Summer here is like few places on earth. For one, while it gets quite warm in Iceland in summer, it never really gets hot. Temperatures generally range between 6 and 13°C (42 and 55 °C) but it can get up to as high as […]

Iceland in June


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 […]

Iceland in Winter