Iceland's recent popularity as a travel destination is well deserved, since the country has done an excellent job of developing tourism programs, building infrastructure to support those programs, and delivering astounding experiences to all who visit.
Iceland travel is a truly exotic experience rich in waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, hot springs, wilderness, sea birds, and Viking history. If you look closely while visiting Iceland, you'll also see signs of how such a small country (just over 300,000 people) is navigating their role as a hot new destination. They are learning how to best manage their resources and the challenges that come with the influx of tourists, as well as the affect climate change has on their landscape and future role in tourism.
Activities in Iceland are very weather-dependent, and the best time to go depends on what type of activities you are hoping to do. Is seeing the Northern Lights at the top of your list? Then don't go in May. Looking to explore the highlands? Avoid December.
Here's our guide of the best time to visit Iceland based on what you want to do once you get there:
Private or group tours to Iceland, like the ones offered at Journeys International, should be scheduled around specific types of activities that are available at specific times of the year. Make sure you are working with a reputable operator to get the most out of your trip.Share this:
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