ICELAND - WHEN TO GO
WHEN TO GO
When it comes to deciding when to travel to Iceland, you need to consider what your priorities are and what you would like to see and do. Although Iceland is just south of the Arctic Circle, the Gulfstream with it’s mild Atlantic air results in the country experiencing cool summers and incredibly mild winters. Even in summer, however, the weather can be quite unpredictable with frequent overcast conditions, fog and rain and sudden weather shifts. This often means that you can experience "four seasons in one day".
Iceland experiences the most rain from October to February, while May and June are the driest months.
While summer is a great time to visit, depending on the experience you’re looking for there may be another season that’s better suited for what you want to do. The peak tourist season is during summer, from June through August, but Iceland offers many unique activities and events year round and there’s more than enough to keep one busy in the off-seasons as well. If you're looking to avoid tourists and save money on your trip while still being able to access popular attractions, you might consider visiting in the shoulder season, which is from early April to mid-June and mid-September to early November each year.