A Country for All Seasons
Iceland offers a wide choice of experiences for the traveller, regardless of when you visit the country. Every season has its own unique charm and there are always opportunities to experience new things, discover beauty and be mesmerized by the freshness and colours of nature. Every season will leave you with a host of unforgettable memories.
Spring is the time when the sun climbs ever higher, warming up the earth and all living things; millions of puffins to be seen as well as lakes and rivers are roaring with fresh fish. The Icelandic spirit is a little higher than usual at this time of year.
Summer: Oh wonderful Icelandic summer. What´s not to like about 24 hours of sunlight when anything is possible.
In autumn, sheep and horses that have been grazing in the mountains are driven back to inhabited areas and sorted in the yearly round-ups. These are lively and social occasions, in which visitors are welcome to participate.
Winter is the time of amazing contrasts. Peaceful white snow accentuates the black lava fields, resulting in magnificent artistry. The northern light light up the sky in the darkest hour: pure magic.
Even though each season has its own charm and character, many activities can be enjoyed all year around: horse-trekking, participating in a wide range of sightseeing tours, visiting museums – of which there are many – sampling the comforts of the city, eating wonderful food, shopping or enjoying one of the many cultural festivals that are held in Iceland.