Iceland is a great all year round destination bringing the best out of each season. Depending on the experience you’re looking for, if you want to see the Northern Lights then October to March is the best time to visit and for those looking to see the midnight sun and do hiking then June and July are the best months. Generally speaking, summertime is the most popular time to visit Iceland because of warmer and better weather than in the other seasons, but the weather in Iceland is so unpredictable that you might get all four seasons in one day!
There are always number of interesting and fun activities to do in each season!
October - March
November - March
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Jan - April
Super Jeeps are highly modified, four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles equipped with massive suspension systems and tires ranging from 38″ to 46″ in size that can take you anywhere you want in Iceland.
Super Jeeps can take you off the beaten track and into the highlands and up on the Glaciers in Iceland. One of the best ways to explore our amazing country is on a super jeep safari, navigating the steepest and rockiest of terrains, glaciers and black beaches.
May - Sept, Feb - March
Experience the wildlife and nature adventure of a lifetime. An experienced guide will take you out to sea in search for wild life, where you can expect to see whales, dolphins and bird life. Winter whale watching is a unique experience and a whole other adventure compared to the summer. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers.
In February and March you can see the orca whales as they come close to the coast near Reykjavik and Akureyri to feed.
May - Oct
Descend 120m /400ft in a open cable lift through the top crater and down to the ground floor of a dormant volcano called Thrihnukagigur which last erupted over 4,000 years ago, located about 30km from Reykjavik.
This is a truly unique experience that will take you to the bottom of the volcano magma chamber that once was filled with steaming hot lava.
May - Sept
Iceland is a hikers paradise with so many mountains with all kinds of colors from geothermal hot spots and old lava fields with green moss on top, the contrast are mindblowing! Summer is the best time to do hiking in Iceland, but there are still some options to do hiking in the winter on some of the mountains near Reykjavik.
You can do hiking from one hour up to multi day hiking depending on what you are looking for and the level of difficulty.
May - Aug
During the summer months, The stunning Westfjords are ideal for an unforgettable exploration. This is your unmissable chance to experience the most remote and untravelled corner of Iceland – a hidden paradise that cannot fail to take your breath away.
A tour of the Westfjords really will open your eyes to the rich beauty and diversity that Iceland humbly offers up. From landscapes and wildlife to history and culture, you will be awed and inspired at every turn. There is always more to discover and experience in this secluded, unspoiled part of the world with our Westfjords experience.Read More
May - Aug
The tilt of the Earth's axis towards the sun during the summer causes the Midnight Sun. This same tilt of the Earth's axis and the Earth revolving around the sun causes seasons to happen. The peak of the Midnight Sun is in June, the days are long during the summertime in Iceland almost with 24 hours of daylight.
Take full advantage of these late nights and maximise your time in Iceland. This famous sight is something you should not miss with a midnight hike or sightseeing!
Julie Stein, December 2018
Over the 2018-2019 holiday break I decided to take my three late teen and early 20’s sons to Iceland. I am very lucky to have identified Deluxe Iceland run by Sigurður Magnússon as my tour organizer. Sig was extremely helpful in putting together a trip tailored to my requests. In our case, we were looking for adventure and high energy and with Sig’s help we were able to pack in snow mobiling, dune buggying and ATVing— all while taking in the stunning features of Iceland’s landscape. Sig recommended excellent hotels and the drivers that met with us every day were extremely nice and knowledgeable. Sig was patient as well, as I had to change my dates a couple of times in the planning process. All in all- a 10 plus!!
Karen T, January 2019
Working with Sig, the company owner, over email, this trip came together very easily. I had certain things that I wanted to see and Sig filled in the rest. We went directly from the airport to the Blue Lagoon, and had a first class spa experience there that I didn’t even know was available (Thanks, Sig!). We stayed at Hotel Ranga for 3 nights, a great base for our day trips. Great place, delicious food. We had a super Jeep experience into the wilderness with Lulle, who entertained us all day with great Icelandic stories. Andri took us out for Northern Lights hunting. All of the guides were great! Knowledgeable, fun to talk to, always on time and eager to please. I can’t say enough about how great this tour company is. I wanted to visit the Saga Centre (museum) which is closed in the winter, and Sig got them to open just for me. Sig chose Hotel Borg for our last 2 nights in Reykjavik, a wonderful hotel in a great location. Couldn’t be happier.
Jill, March 2019
My husband, twin 15 yo teens and I traveled to Iceland in March for one week and had a truly amazing experience! From beginning planning stages to the very end we were treated with customized and highly personalized care. All activities were hand crafted for our level of ability and interest for adventure. Our accommodations were first class and met all expectations. The restaurants, food, and service along the way was top notch. Sig, the owner and our guide Andri were the epitome of professionals. They were extememly knowledgeable and eager to share about their country. They were friendly and affable. They went above and beyond in every way. We have travelled the world with many high end groups and this is an outstanding outfit. I highly recommend them without hesitation. In fact we will definitely return and use them again in the future. We look forward to seeing Iceland in all its glory in the summer months. Kudos Deluxe Iceland!!
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