The best time to visit Iceland is June-August
The very hottest temperatures in Reykjavík, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, tend to reach around 15℃ (59℉) in the height of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -6℃ (22℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Iceland depending on the geography.
If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Iceland when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Iceland falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.For more information about when to travel to Iceland, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Iceland is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Iceland
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|