One could say that Iceland is an island still in the making - a volcanic laboratory which is being powered by natures elements - from hot water shooting geysirs, bubbling muddy lakes to gigantic glaciers carving their way through massive lava fields. The island of fire and ice with the unpronounceable names for its many volcanoes makes for a magical, beautiful landscape of endless adventure.
Iceland is also a country of darkness and light, a short summer with days of constant daylight contrasts with long winters and dark days that only bring a few hours of sunshine. Whatever season you chose to visit, Iceland can be visited all year long and every season has its very own special highlights to offer.
OUR ICELAND ADVENTURES
WHEN TO GO
With only three months of summer between late May and late August, the summer season in Iceland is short and can be very busy with many visitors following the same paths along the ring-road around the island. If you are looking for hiking, this time is most suitable though as the grounds are mainly dry and the days are endless.
Many roads are closed between October and April because of snow and ice, so a based stay around Reykjavik is the best option. Days are very short with only a few hours of sunlight, but the polar lights occurring on the skies during the darker months make up for the lack of natural light.
Our adventures are available all year round.
WHAT TO BRING
Remember that you are close to the Arctic Circle, so don't be fooled by the endless days over the summer months, temperatures hardly ever reach more than 20 degrees and conditions can be very changeable with sunshine, strong winds and rain within just a couple of minutes. The strong winds can make it feel much colder, so always dress with several layers, making sure that you have a rain and wind protective jacket, waterproof shoes and a warm jumper at hand. When sun comes out, you might as well feel comfortable in a t-shirt.
Even though average temperatures in winter are fairly mild with the thermometer hardly ever going below -10, the conditions are harsh, so bring thermal underwear and socks to put on under your layers of shirts, jumpers and warming jackets, gloves and hats.
Also see our "How to prepare for a trip to Iceland" blog for more detailed information.
HOW TO GET THERE
Keflavik, Icelands international airport, is located around 50km from Reykjavik. There are direct connections from many locations in Europe and IcelandAir also offers some good connections to North America.