Best Time to Visit Iceland

The best time to visit Iceland really depends on the experiences you seek. One of the few places that remains spectacular year-round, each month is a great time to visit. Winter brings snow in abundance with cosy hotels, landscapes covered in a blanket of snow and of course the real star of the show: the northern lights, making November to March a popular time to visit. If you’re looking to travel to Iceland in the winter, it’s best to start planning at least six months in advance to secure the best availability.

Best time to visit

As the months get warmer and the days get longer, Iceland becomes a real wildlife haven. Over 20 species of whale and dolphin can be seen in the coastal waters and on land, vast colonies of puffin, known as a ‘circus’, can be spotted along the coast. But one of the most enchanting experiences during an Icelandic summer is to watch the sun go down at midnight in June.

Climate guide for Iceland

, Iceland

Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
53°F 10mm
Feb
54°F 8mm
Mar
59°F 9mm
Apr
62°F 8mm
May
68°F 7mm
Jun
73°F 8mm
Jul
75°F 10mm
Aug
73°F 10mm
Sep
71°F 7mm
Oct
63°F 10mm
Nov
58°F 12mm
Dec
55°F 10mm
Jan
53°F 10mm
Feb
54°F 8mm
Mar
59°F 9mm
Apr
62°F 8mm
May
68°F 7mm
Jun
73°F 8mm
Jul
75°F 10mm
Aug
73°F 10mm
Sep
71°F 7mm
Oct
63°F 10mm
Nov
58°F 12mm
Dec
55°F 10mm
Jan
53°F 10mm
Feb
54°F 8mm
Mar
59°F 9mm
Apr
62°F 8mm
May
68°F 7mm
Jun
73°F 8mm
Jul
75°F 10mm
Aug
73°F 10mm
Sep
71°F 7mm
Oct
63°F 10mm
Nov
58°F 12mm
Dec
55°F 10mm
Jan
53°F 10mm
Feb
54°F 8mm
Mar
59°F 9mm
Apr
62°F 8mm
May
68°F 7mm
Jun
73°F 8mm
Jul
75°F 10mm
Aug
73°F 10mm
Sep
71°F 7mm
Oct
63°F 10mm
Nov
58°F 12mm
Dec
55°F 10mm
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