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Iceland's February weather has a lot of snowfall
Iceland is a spectacular vacation destination for the winter. The country’s snowy landscapes are pristine and beautiful. Outdoor activities like glacier hikes on Skaftafell or exploring the Crystal Ice Cave in Breiðamerkurjökull are everywhere. February is a great time to visit Iceland, but there’s something very important to keep in mind when planning a trip during this time. The...
Iceland's weather in January is cold and snowy with low temperatures
Iceland in January is a magical time. The country’s legendary landscapes are blanketed in white snow like a virtual winter wonderland. Waterfalls freeze and are stopped in time in a state of suspended animation. And Vatnajökull’s sparkling turquoise glacier caves are ready for you to explore their cavernous depths. It’s no wonder many consider January to be one of...
How windy is Iceland? Are there strong gusts?
One of the mistakes first-timers make when visiting Iceland is underestimating just how windy it really gets. Are we talking gentle breezes? Or are gale force winds a more suitable description? I'll let you judge for yourself. A quick glance at this week's wind forecast for Reykjavik shows wind speeds between 13-32 mph (21-51 km/h). So while it's not...
Typical Icelandic houses covered with snow in December
When researching the best time of year to visit Iceland, many people look at planning their trip during low season. The winter months of December, January and February see the roads covered in snow and the sky lit up with the dazzling displays of the Northern Lights. With Christmas soon upon us, you may be wondering what to expect...
Iceland's November weather brings snowfall and precipitation
November in Iceland brings quite a few changes in the weather. While most people consider the winter months to be December, January, and February, winter in Iceland really stretches more from October to April. During the extended season of cold weather, the island experiences temperatures and snowfall much like other parts of the world. It helps to know what to...
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...
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...
Car driving on icy, ashy, sandy roads in Iceland
Many people don’t know this, but Iceland is technically classified as being 20% desert. Crazy fact, right? The majority of this comes from the volcanic plains and the black sand surfaces of Iceland’s Highland and coastal areas. These areas, while stunningly beautiful and incredibly photogenic, can cause severe damage when coupled with high winds and storm fronts. This raises...
Stop mosquito sign as in there are barely mosquitoes in Iceland
Mosquitoes. I think it is safe to say that everyone loathes them. I know that everything fits like a cog in nature’s ecosystem, but what would really happen if they just, I don’t know, disappeared forever? That would be my dream. Here in Iceland, we are fortunate to not only live in a stunning and diverse country but are...
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...


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