Is it worth going to Iceland in the winter?

Visiting Iceland in winter can be a wonderful experience as there are fewer people, beautiful winter landscapes, and chances to see the Northern Lights! There are also a number of fun winter activities to do like skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and joining in on holiday celebrations.

Is winter a good time to visit Iceland?

Exploring Iceland in winter Winter is slowly attracting more and more visitors. Quieter months such as October and November are a great time to visit Iceland. This is especially true if you want to experience the long nights and darkness of the northern parallels.

How bad are the winters in Iceland?

The temperatures in Iceland tend to hover around 20-35*F [0 to -5C] throughout the coldest winter months. Compared to places such as Minnesota, New York, or the Rocky Mountains, Iceland experiences quite pleasant winter weather.

Is the Blue Lagoon open in December?

The Blue Lagoon is popular, and bookings are limited – even in December and January. You can book on your ticket online or reserve a spot on a guided tour.

What is the coldest month in Iceland?

Fast Climate Facts

  • Hottest Month: July (57 F / 14 C)
  • Coldest Month: January and February (36 F / 2 C)
  • Wettest Month: September (4.6 inches)

What’s the best way to visit Iceland in winter?

If you don’t want to spend time planning your own itinerary, you can just pick of of the Self-drive Iceland Winter Tour Packages  proposed by GuidetoIceland (or check out my article on choosing your Self drive tour packing)

When does the off season start in Iceland?

The “Winter Season” or “off season” in Iceland roughly covers November to April. At this time daylight is more limited and many day tours and activities either don’t take place at all or have much more limited hours. Some activities don’t even start up again until May or June and stop mid-September (such as kayaking and rafting).

How much sunlight does Iceland get in the winter?

The Westfjords in the far northwest of Iceland receive very little sunlight in the Winter months. The high mountains around Isafjordur block the low sun, and it is not visible from the town for around 60 days each December and January.

Which is the best tour package for Iceland?

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle.