Travel Iceland: Planning a Trip to Iceland

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A winter sunset in Iceland

A winter sunset in Iceland

Iceland is one of the must visit places in this world due to the wide variety of natural wonders that can only be experienced there. However, if you want to make the most out of your visit, you have to know exactly what you want to experience as the weather plays a large role in determining the time of your trip.

Unlike in other countries where you can visit practically anytime of the year and have the same experience, Iceland’s harsh weather conditions may not permit some activities during certain periods of the year. If you want to go see the Northern Lights, you have to visit during the spring or fall equinoxes. These are the times when the lights are the most active. You also need to prepare yourself to wait for some time for the lights to start – a visit from 10 pm to 2 am should be just right.

For the numerous hot springs and pools, you can actually visit them during winter. However, it can get really really cold at this time and the days are quite short as well. It would be better to visit during the summer when the temperatures are more conducive to spending a lot of time in outdoor activities.

Other outdoor activities include bird watching and whale watching. The former should be done in May or June, when all sorts of migratory birds pass by Iceland’s coast. The latter can be done all year round but you have the highest chances of spying these massive sea creatures from May to September. As you can see, you first have to determine what you want to do in order to make the most out of your trip to Iceland.

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