Nordic Countries - What's the best time to visit Iceland
As titled, wifey and I got this sudden urge to visit Iceland when having our after dinner stroll earlier today. The problem is, neither one of us have been there, and we are curious, for those of you who are from or visited Iceland, what's the best time to visit between October and February.
Any inputs will be greatly appreciated.
Aug 5, 11, 10:01 pm
I went in January - it wasn't in the 40's-50's during the day. Of course the daylight was pretty short as it was still winter. We did not get to see the Northern Lights as the nights were overcast. The tour group told us the Navember was a good time to see the Northern Lights. Make sure that you go to the Blue Lagoon and Gullfoss waterfall. Have a great time!
Aug 5, 11, 10:53 pm
I'm not sure of the best time of year to go, but if you visit Iceland be absolutely sure you understand that it has some unusual factors. Just like people who live in Northern Saskatchewan have learned habits to keep them safe and unharmed in the winter, Iceland has its own requirements. The island is built (and is constantly modified) from geothermal activity, so there are hazards that the average North American would not be aware of.
If you stick to the cities I am sure you'll be fine, especially if you're going with a tour group. If you're going to head out on the open road on your own, do some research. Be careful and have fun. I envy you!
Ocn Vw 1K
Aug 5, 11, 11:02 pm
Please follow the thread as it moves to the Travel->Europe forum. Also, a search of that forum will bring up several fairly recent threads that might help you. Just a few are:
Ocn Vw 1K, Moderator, TravelBuzz.
great suggestions everyone, thanks!
the idea is still in its infancy though, but getting a good head start is always nice~