Which Time of Year Should you Visit Iceland?
I’m certainly no expert on what time of year you should visit Iceland. We visited only once, towards the end of September. However, after reading my, rather hefty, guidebook front to back, I’ve made some conclusions.
We tend to prefer visiting countries in low season due to a general dislike of other nearby tourists. After all, you’re in the land of wilderness in Iceland…You don’t want a family of screaming, photo taking, selfie stick waving, ignorant sheep with futile ski poles obscuring the view. (forgive me)
What I’m trying to say, is that by going to Iceland in the low season, you miss out on some things which in other countries is normally not the case. For example, despite the weather being decent, many rural museums were closed. Also, all those puffins and migrating birds left bare cliffs behind them as they had taken to the seas. Restaurants, in some instances, oddly stopped serving fresh lamb and fish resulting in the only choice of a hamburger. Some B&Bs stop serving cooked meals. Quite frankly, I was surprised. However, no matter what time of year you’re in Iceland, you’ll be guaranteed to witness stunning scenery. In the summer months, more of this scenery is accessible. Everyone has different priorities. Take a look at the list below and decide what is best for you.