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Activity Holidays in Iceland

Iceland is a country of wonder and activity. The unique experiences available in the land of ice and fire come about due to its people and its landscape. Lava-spouting volcanoes clash with mighty glaciers, thundering waterfalls cut dramatic gorges through the hillsides. Whether you’re looking for an invigorating activity holiday in Iceland or a unique Icelandic day experience, we’ve got just the ticket.

It’s quite amazing on an island this small just how much diverse landscape you can experience. And what’s more, Iceland provides something for every travellers – whatever time of year you visit. Witness the epic Northern Lights in the winter, go whale watching in the summer or head out on magnificent hikes and soothe your muscles in the natural hot springs in the spring and autumn.

On the hunt for a land shaped by mighty geological forces, there’s nowhere quite like Iceland. But that doesn’t mean you should disregard the cities as boring. Reykjavik in particular crackles with life and boasts a vibrant nightlife scene, often due to the party atmosphere created by the warm, extremely friendly locals.

Our unique experiences and activity holidays in Iceland offer you the best combination of culture and adventure that the country has to offer. Explore Iceland off the beaten path for enriching experiences that will help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Best Time to Visit Iceland

The simple answer to this is all year long. The land of fire & ice has such a wide range of flora and fauna that you’ll experience a different side of Iceland whatever season you visit. That being said, when it comes to the weather, it can be unpredictable and temperatures are far more icy than fiery.

Visiting Iceland in Spring

Expect temperatures between 0-10 degrees in Reykjavik and about 10 degrees cooler in the north.

Springtime in Iceland takes place in the months of April and May. It’s considered a great time for tourists to visit as there is still a chance that you may catch the epic Northern Lights but enjoy milder weather and fewer tourists. Make sure you’re prepared for any kind of weather, from snow and sleet to rain and sun, but in return you’ll be greeted by the Spring colours starting to emerge.

Visiting Iceland in Summer

Expect temperatures between 5-25 degrees from June to August.

Visit Iceland in summer and you’ll really be able to make the most of your stay. Iceland’s midnight sun happens in summer which means long days, almost no darkness and spectacular sunrises. And with the long days comes warmer temperatures and the country comes alive with festivals and music. This is, as a result, the most popular time to visit so expect crowds and be sure to book your place on tours early.

Visiting Iceland in Autumn

Expect temperatures similar to Spring – between 0-10 degrees from September to early November.

Obviously, it goes without saying that if you want to avoid cooler temperatures in the Autumn, plan a visit around September. You may experience some snow at this time of year but as Autumn emerges, an abundance of colours explodes over the country. However, as the weather starts to cool, some tours may come to the end of their yearly run so be sure to check this in advance.

Visiting Iceland in Winter

Expect temperatures around 0 degrees in Reykjavik but about 10 degrees cooler elsewhere from November to March.

Despite the much cooler temperatures and dark days, Iceland really comes into its own in the Winter. Warm up in the natural hot springs or get cosy in Reykjavik’s cafe culture. But if nature is more your thing, when you are probably interested in Iceland’s main event – the Northern Lights. Not to mention the natural ice caves, glaciers and incredible winter landscapes.

Best Places to Visit in Iceland

Iceland is full of natural wonders and charming towns that are perfect for adding into your holiday itinerary. Step off the beaten track and discover one of these places to visit in Iceland.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is Iceland’s coastal capital city and home to museums, Viking history & striking architecture.

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Top Tips for Visiting Iceland

  • Go exploring: If you have any extra time after your tours and Reykjavik, rent a car and get out of town to explore the natural wonders of Iceland. But be prepared for high petrol prices.
  • Embrace forward-thinking: Some of us prefer the more last-minute approach to travelling but when visiting Iceland, seasonality and unpredictable weather mean it’s important to arrange things and book any tours you might be interested in in advance.
  • Get your culture on in Reykjavik: You’ll most likely fly into Reykjavik anyway so take the time to explore its museums full of Viking history, go in search of street art and appreciate the magnificent architecture.
  • Layer up: You’ve probably already thought of this based on those temperatures but bringing layers and preparing for any kind of weather is vital. Especially in the summer when temperatures can range from 5-25 degrees.
  • Be savvy when it comes to food: Eating out is very expensive compared to most other countries so do your research before you head out for the night. That being said, there are lots of ways to keep the costs down. Don’t buy bottled water – the tap water is excellent and the environment will thank you for it too. Find a local Happy Hour – enjoy a beer in a local bar at cheaper prices and NEVER buy beer from the supermarket.