When to go to Iceland
When to go to Iceland depending on the weather, your interests and the tourist flow?
When to go to Iceland for the scenery and hiking?
We advise hikers eager to discover the unique landscapes of Iceland to go there between June and August.
Be aware that in June, as in September, most of the indoor slopes are not yet open or are already closed, as are a number of huts (or even accommodation in general, some closing at the end of August). . The downside: this is also the period when the tourist season is in full swing and prices are very high.
To avoid crowds and benefit from lower prices, you may prefer to come between the end of May and June, often quite sunny.
When to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights?
It is, outside towns and villages, at night, in clear weather and during the winter months, that one can have the opportunity to contemplate this fascinating luminous phenomenon, caused by the entry of ionized solar particles in the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere near the poles. The more intense the solar activity, the more beautiful the phenomenon. With a little luck we can see the aurora from September to April.
See the article Where to see the Northern Lights?
When to go to Iceland according to the tourist influx?
Between June and August, the tourist season is in full swing and prices are very high. To avoid the crowds and benefit from lower prices, we can come between the end of May and the end of June or the first half of September, fairly sunny periods.
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