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Best Times To Visit Iceland 2022

Best Time to Visit Iceland

 

Iceland is a land of extremes. In the summer, the days are long and the sun barely sets, while in the winter, the darkness is complete and the cold is bone-chilling. However, no matter what time of year you visit, Iceland always has something to offer. For those who enjoy chasing the midnight sun, late June through early August is the best time to visit. The longest day of the year falls on June 21st, and from then on, the days just get longer and longer. If you want to experience Iceland’s dramatic landscapes in all their winter glory, then December to February is the best time to go. This is when you can see the Northern Lights at their best, and when the country is covered in a blanket of snow. Of course, there is always something to see and do in Iceland, no matter what time of year you visit. 

 

Whether you're looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing break, our Iceland holidays are sure to impress. Explore the island's stunning coastlines with a stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, horse ride across lava fields, or go in search of the Northern Lights. And with so much to see and do, you're sure to find the perfect holiday for you. So why wait? Start planning your Iceland holiday today!

Blue Lagoon Iceland

 

Is there anything more relaxing than a hot tub on a cold day? A soak in the Blue Lagoon Iceland will make you feel refreshed and invigorated – and it's only a short drive from Reykjavik. Soaking in the geothermal waters is said to have many health benefits, so if you're looking for a way to relax and rejuvenate, the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to do it. 

 

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions, and it's not hard to see why. Located in a lava field just outside of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa that offers visitors a chance to relax and rejuvenate in the thermal waters. The lagoon gets its striking blue color from the silica that is dissolved in the water, and the high mineral content of the water is said to have many beneficial effects on the skin. In addition to the main lagoon, there are also several smaller pools, a steam room, and a sauna. The Blue Lagoon is open year-round, making it the perfect place to visit in any season. Whether you're looking to escape the cold of winter or enjoy a summer sunset, the Blue Lagoon is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

A Month In a Country

 

If you're like me, you've probably been dreaming of traveling to Iceland for years. And if you haven't gone yet, now is the time! I just returned from a month-long trip to Iceland and it was definitely an amazing experience. The country is so beautiful and there's so much to see and do - from exploring Reykjavik and its many restaurants and pubs, to hiking on glaciers and chasing waterfalls, to checking out the incredible landscape of the East Fjords. 

 

What to do in Iceland?

 

  • Travel to Reykjavik:

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland. The city is located on the southern coast of the island, and its population is just over 120,000. Reykjavik is known for its unique architecture, its lively nightlife, and its proximity to some of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations. The city is also home to a number of museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions. Visitors to Reykjavik will find a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and shops to suit every taste and budget. Reykjavik is an ideal base for exploring the rest of Iceland, and there are a number of day trips that can be taken from the city. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply want to enjoy the beauty of the Icelandic landscape, Reykjavik is sure to have something to offer.

 

  • Drive through Thingvellir National Park 

Thingvellir National Park is one of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, and it's easy to see why. The park is home to a wealth of natural wonders, including the world's largest lava field, Iceland's largest lake, and the site of the country's first parliament. Thingvellir is also an important historical site, as it was here that the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded in 930 AD. Today, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visitors can explore its many trails and attractions. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply want to enjoy a beautiful landscape, Thingvellir National Park is sure to impress.

 

  • Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park is located in Iceland and is known for its dramatic landscapes. The park is home to Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, as well as an active volcano, Hvannadalshnúkur. The park is also a popular destination for camping, hiking, and birdwatching. Visitors can explore the park's trails, take a boat tour of Vatnajökull, or even go on a helicopter tour of the glacier. Whatever activity you choose, Vatnajökull National Park is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

 

  • Geysir

Geysir is a valley in South Iceland dotted with hot springs and geysers. The name Geysir itself refers to a specific hot spring that was once one of the most reliable and active geysers in the world. These days, the geyser is mostly dormant, but visitors can still see it spouting water every few minutes. In addition to Geysir, the valley is home to Strokkur, a geyser that erupts every five to ten minutes. The nearby Haukadalur valley is also worth exploring, as it contains several other geothermal features, including bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles. With its eerie landscape of steaming vents and bubbling pools, Geysir is a fascinating place to visit and an excellent example of the power of Mother Nature.

 

  • Hvítárvatn

Hvítárvatn is a lake located in Iceland. It is the country's largest lake, with an area of approximately 80 square kilometers. The lake is fed by several rivers, including the Hvítá, which flows from the Hofsjökull glacier. The lake is also home to a variety of fish species, including brown trout, Arctic char, and Atlantic salmon. Hvítárvatn is a popular destination for fishing and hiking, and its shores are dotted with campsites and cabins. The lake is also notable for its dramatic volcanic history. In the early 20th century, the nearby volcano Mount Katla erupted. causing the lake to rise by more than 30 meters. Today, Hvítárvatn is a peaceful oasis in the Icelandic wilderness.

If you want to experience everything Iceland has to offer, we suggest traveling around the country. Rent a car and drive through Thingvellir National Park, Vatnajökull National Park, Geysir, and Hvítárvatn. The scenery is breathtaking and there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy along the way. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Icelandic adventure today!

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