Iceland is a country of wonder and activity. The unique experience this country offers is due to its people and its landscape. The country is well-known for its volcanoes, geysers and thundering waterfalls, alongside its friendly locals.
“What I love most? I have to say the nature. I am an adventurous person and iceland is just so beautiful and it’s just so different, you know, on this small island, the variety of scenery you get from the black sandy beaches, to the glaciers, the canyons, the volcanoes, and oh my god all of our waterfalls! Its difficult to find a favourite waterfall because you know every 500 metres there’s a waterfall, the scenery is just breathtaking. And the way we have used nature to build our experiences is just amazing, you know you go on these glacier hikes, volcanic tunnels, quad biking on black sandy beaches, snowmobiling on glaciers, you know we’re just really good at enjoying our nature. And we respect it a lot as well. So no off road driving, and we’re a small country and we’re all very proud of our country.”
– Rannveig (Host in Iceland)
Despite the name the country is not bitterly cold, at least not in the summer months. All year round this country is worth a exploring. Don’t worry, you’ll still find snow adorning the mountains in the summer months.
When is the best time to go?
All year round!
In the winter Iceland has very short days, with very cold weather, but don’t let that discourage you. With these conditions comes the Northern Lights! Of course these aren’t guaranteed, but you might be lucky! Some hotels even offer Northern Lights wake up calls so you don’t miss the stunning display while you’re sleeping.
There are many things to do in Iceland during the winter apart from the Northern Lights, such as walking on glaciers, skiing, snowmobiling and just enjoying the winter wonderland!
Let’s not forget about the wonder that is the Christmas season in Iceland. The days and nights are so dark that the locals deck their houses and streets out with Christmas lights. Cities such as Reykjavík are illuminated and become winter wonderlands.
In the Summer there are activities for everyone in Iceland. There are of course the famous tourist destinations such as the Blue Lagoon, but there are many other activities that are off the beaten track.
Go for a hike in the mountains, visit the many waterfalls, go whale watching or drive around the country doing everything!