Known for its magnificent views of the northern lights, Blue Lagoon and breathtaking waterfalls, Iceland easily makes most people’s list of dream vacation spots.

When planning your vacation, you’ll want to make sure you travel at the best time of the year for the activities you want to do.


June to August tend to be the warmest months in Iceland and stand as what most would say are the best months to visit. This is especially true for hikers. Since even in the summer visitors can experience all four seasons within the span of a day, the 24-hours of daylight help keep hikers safe. June and July are also the best months to whale watch. Visitors to Iceland are able to enjoy views of Humpback whales, minkes, orcas and dolphins which pass through the waters off the coast of Iceland every summer.

September can also be a great time to visit Iceland if you’re looking for a quieter, more relaxed vacation. Most children have gone back to school, so the number of visitors decreases heading into the fall. September and early October have been named the best months to visit the hot springs since it’s more enjoyable when there are fewer people around.

There’s really no bad time to visit Iceland, which is perhaps what makes the country such a popular tourist destination. Visiting the geographically blessed country between mid-October and March offers visitors the best chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. This time of the year presents the greatest opportunity to catch a glimpse of the stunning scene as darkness lasts for extended hours.

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