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Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. With almost 80% of the country uninhabited, the landscape is characterized by waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and steaming lava fields.

About Iceland

Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

With almost 80% of the country uninhabited and a landscape is characterized by waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and steaming lava fields Iceland is the place to be for outdoor enthousiasts. 

But the landscape is not just for gaping at! Iceland's rivers are perfect for rafting, fishing, diving and snorkeling while its mountains, volcanoes and glaciers are great places for hiking, (ice) climbing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

Highlights 

Best Time to Visit

High season: June - August

Low season: October - April

The best time to visit Iceland depends on what you want to do. In the summer months weather is best, temperatures are higher and days are longer. In the north of Iceland you may even watch the phenomenon of midnight sun as the sun will not set those days. Whale watching can be done all year long but April to September most species can be spotted. Trekking is most popular in high season but can also be done in the shoulder months September and May. The best time for watching Northern Lights in Iceland is November to February.