When is the best time to go to Iceland? ... all depends on what your intention is to do while there.
Midnight sun and warmer temperatures make summer the best season to visit Iceland. Although hikers will want to consider July and August as the best time to visit Iceland whereas February, March, September, and October are typically the best time to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights.
Whale Watching Tour – There are many tours available that allow you to see whales as well as puffins.You can engage with Naturalists and experience rare sightings that will leave you in awe.It is best to whale watch in the summer months, preferably April through September.Minke whales are the most common in Iceland.Follow instructions carefully and be safe.
Blue Lagoon Spa – This mineral-rich attraction is minutes from the Keflavik International airport.There are many spa options available due to the geothermic forces and many natural elements.The lagoon is man-made and renewed every two days with fresh water.You can easily access the site via car or bus.
West Fjords – Located in a popular peninsula, the Fjords are breathtaking.You need to plan well and leave time to really explore all this area has to offer.They have great attractions.You can visit a myriad of special sites, such as the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum or the famous Látrabjarg cliff.There is much to experience in this mountainous remote area.You will have options that will keep you interested while on your expedition.
Skogafoss – The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss is the most scenic fall in Iceland.With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular.There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls.Take your chance and search if you dare…
Silfra - Silfra is an amazing diving spot located in Thingvellir National Park.It is the crevice between the tectonic plates in North America and Eurasian continents.It is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates that shift roughly 2 cm every year.The shifting of the earth creates new caverns and tunnels.There is plenty of wildlife to see on your dive/snorkel.The three main dive sites are; Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.The maximum depth is about 207 feet.The water is the purest in the world and you can feel free to take a sip while diving.
Iceland Travel Tip:
Pros of Renting a Car
1. You can go where you want to go (well, if weather allows)
2. You can choose the time schedule and change as much as you want
3. You can make extra stops here and there
4. It is usually cheaper
5. More chances to meet locals
Cons of Renting a Car
1. You might miss out on spots you didn't know were worth stopping at
2. A guide will not be there to tell you knowledge about the locations you visit
3. You might spend longer finding a location or get lost
4. You might not realize distances
5. Might not be able to reach difficult locations, like the Highlands
6. Gas is extremely expensive in Iceland