An otherworldly landscape that offers unforgettable adventure. From thundering waterfalls to bubbling geysers and mesmeric glaciers. Dramatic volcanic landscapes range from moss-covered lava fields to towering mountain peaks and spectacular rugged coastlines. Throw in the chance to see the dancing colours of the Northern Lights and Iceland can’t be missed. The capital Reykjavik offers the perfect introduction to the country, a small vibrant city within easy reach of some of the most spectacular geothermal wonders. See geysers, hot springs and waterfalls along the Golden Circle, and relax in the rejuvenating minerals of the iconic Blue Lagoon Iceland.

Although there is far more to see than the sights surrounding the capital, so further exploration is certainly warranted. Travel out along the route 1 Ring Road to soak up the unique scenery, visiting charming fishing villages, dramatic glaciers, and lava tunnels. Plus take time to head off the beaten track and seek out hidden treasures. From bathing in a hot spring river, to puffin spotting and horse riding on black sand beaches. While you can certainly enjoy a “City Break” to the country, those who stay for a longer period of time shall be rewarded handsomely for it.

Top Recommendations

  • Marvel at Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Relax in the Blue Lagoon Spa
  • Whale watching cruise from Husavik
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • See the Northern Lights (if you’re lucky)
  • Witness the mighty spurt of water from Geysir

When to Visit

The best time to visit Iceland varies depending on your preferred activities. During the summer months, June to August is the best time to visit Iceland for hiking and the chances of fairer weather. Although always be prepared for 4 seasons in a day. The long days of the Midnight Sun allow you longer to explore unique landscapes and partake in outdoor activities. However, September to March is the best time to visit Iceland for the spectacular Northern Lights and activities such as ice carving and snowmobiling. Although be warned, the sun barely peaks its head above the horizon, if ever during the cold winter months.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Reykjavik.