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Winter landscape in Iceland with the Northern Lights dancing in the sky
Iceland is a place that can change completely depending upon the time of year you visit. The country that you experience in the summer, with music festivals, whale watching, and the Midnight Sun, is a completely different one than the island blanketed in snow where tourists go trekking on glaciers or explore ice caves and glacier caves. One of...
Sunset in Landmannalaugar during Iceland camping trip
I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently. We were talking about traveling to Scandinavia, and she said: “Wow, I don’t think I’d even know where to start if I was planning a trip to Iceland”! I found this a little surprising but then realized I had the same initial thoughts and reservations when I wanted to plan...
October weather in Iceland graphic with fall leaves
When planning a trip to Iceland, one of the first big questions you’ll have to answer is when is the best month to visit. October is considered a good time to go for multiple reasons. The days are relatively long, and the country’s spectacularly sparkling emerald Northern Lights are on full display. The burnt oranges and crisp yellows of...
Campfire on snow during camping trip in Iceland
Iceland's popularity among tourists has grown exponentially in the past decade. And many travelers are not just coming in summer. The month of December, January and February have steadily been gaining momentum as the perfect time to visit the Nordic island due to lower prices and fewer crowds. An added bonus of camping in Iceland in winter is the...
Waking up to a beautiful, sunny day at Skógafoss waterfall in Iceland
Imagine waking up to the smell of lush, wet grass and the crisp morning sounds of birds chirping with a waterfall gushing off in the distance. That's the ultimate dream image of a perfect Iceland vacation, right? Well if this is your idea of the ideal way to spend your holidays, you're not alone. Thousands of people come to...
Multiple tents set up at Skógafoss waterfall for camping in Iceland in September
You've purchased your camping card and have set up your campervan or RV rental in Iceland.  The camping season is quickly coming to a close, but it’s not over yet. September resides in the sweet spot for camping in Iceland; most of the tourists have stopped coming (at least with the hopes of camping), the prices for renting gear...
Fall and winter can be great times to visit Iceland
Iceland is an adventurers' paradise; are sprawling untamed landscapes will captivate your imagination, and make you fall in love with the great outdoors all over again. If you are searching for the perfect place to take an autumn or winter getaway, then look no further than Iceland. The fall and winter are traditionally the least popular times to visit...
The Midnight Sun in Iceland over the ocean
In addition to being known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is also known as the land of the Midnight Sun. Iceland’s Midnight Sun should be on every traveler's bucket list as it is something that everyone needs to experience at least once in a lifetime. You're probably wondering where the best places are to experience it....
Iceland's Northern Lights at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Along with the sunrise and sunset, contemplating the Northern Lights in Iceland is one of the most amazing visual scenes that you will ever experience. It is a show of lights in constant movement that will make your visit to Iceland an unforgettable trip! That's why today our post is dedicated to the pearls of the Icelandic night, the...
Two red chairs overlooking a waterfall in Iceland during summer season
Iceland's prominence as a tourism destination has been growing steadily over the years. While there used to be a “low season”,  the small Nordic nation has now become a place that's popular to visit all year round. This naturally leads would-be visitors to ask what is the best time of year to visit Iceland? Each season definitely has its...

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