Best time to go to Iceland
Iceland is one of the most beautiful places to visit and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Tourists are flocking to see The Snæfellsjökull National Park, which is home to an active volcano, and Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland. Tourists who have psoriasis and other skin issues are coming from far and wide to visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, with water that has properties that can actually help to improve certain skin conditions. Then there’s Húsavík, which is the oldest settlement in Iceland and a whale watching center and, of course, the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that visitors take a chance to witness. What they see is a dance of colorful lights across the sky.
But when is the best time to go and see all of this beauty? If you want to see Reykjavik, the best time to visit while the temperatures are nice and comfortable and the days are long is from June to August. This is also a popular Iceland travel time overall, so expect that the rates for accommodations will be higher. Keep in mind that if you want to go to Iceland and experience true frigid temps, you can do so in winter, but the sun isn’t out quite as long. However, this also makes it a popular time for tourists to try and see the Northern Lights, otherwise known as “Aurora hunting.”
In order to have a shot in seeing the Northern Lights, you need guaranteed darkness. That only happens when there are really long, dark nights and that takes place from September to about the middle of April. So if you’re thinking of a nice summertime trek to Iceland, think again. Even still, there are tourists who have traveled and not seen the lights during that time. There are other factors including a clear sky that needs to happen in order to see the dancing sky. If it happens that you didn’t see anything on your trip, just remember that there’s no bad time to visit the rest of Iceland.
Right now, Iceland is so popular that hotels are having a hard time with enough space for all of the tourists. As a result, Iceland is in the process of creating and building more hotels for the future, but the hotel situation might affect your visit, so plan ahead.