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Frequently Asked Questions
About Nature Tours
Most visiting Iceland come to explore the country's diverse natural marvels—and Nature Tours allow you to do just that. These day- and multi-day tours are specially designed to immerse you in Iceland’s contrasting landscapes
1. What is unique about Icelandic nature?
Iceland’s nature is considered unique because of the multiple contrasting natural elements that make up the island’s landscapes. In Iceland rivers run through deserts and fire erupts from ice. Furthermore, Iceland is home to countless waterfalls and the biggest glaciers in Europe.
2. What are the main dangers one is faced with when travelling in the Icelandic nature?
The Icelandic nature can be as dangerous as it is beautiful. The major risks factors are the ever-changing weather patterns and the rough terrains that make up the uninhabited wildlands. Be sure, therefore, to always check the weather forecast before heading out on a journey, prepare and make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.
3. What is the weather like in Iceland?
The weather in Iceland is moderate, but extremely volatile and can change in an instant. The average temperature in summer (June-August) is around 10° C (50° F) in urban areas and around 0° C (32° F) at the depth of winter (December-February), but the windchill can make it feel much colder. The air does not contain much humidity except when it rains or snows. Outside urban areas (on mountaintops, glaciers, beaches) it is normally colder. Remember always to heed the instructions of your guides and to follow the warning signs; they are there for a reason.
4. What is there to see and do in Iceland besides going on Nature Tours?
There are multiple cultural activities available all over the country; museums, galleries and theaters are found in every major town and the capital, Reykjavik, is considered to be a hub of music, art, culture and entertainment.
5. What should I wear in Iceland?
It depends on when you visit. However, you would always be well advised to pack warm and waterproof layers and sturdy footwear. And don’t forget a swimsuit for the warm swimming pools and hot springs!
6. How long is the winter in Iceland?
According to the old Icelandic calendar months, winter is considered to start in September and end in April. Many Icelanders don't recognise Spring or Autumn, as they are too similar to winter. Iceland, however, does have four seasons. During spring, the migratory birds visit the island to nest and the cliffs around the country fill up with multiple bird species, including the Puffin. And in autumn—as early as mid-Agust, in fact—the Northern Lights can be seen dancing in the sky when the night is dark and the clouds are nowhere to be seen.
7. What is that smell in the hot water? Can I drink the tap water?
Sulphur. The hot water in Iceland, used for cleaning/bathing but not consuming, is pumped straight from the ground where it has been warmed by the exposure to the island’s volcanism. The cold water, however, has no sulphur, and is amongst the cleanest in the world and can be drunk straight from the tap.
8. What are Iceland's daylight hours like?
From mid-May to mid-August there is perpetual daylight in Iceland as the Midnight Sun only sets for around 3 hours per day. During midwinter, Iceland only sees around 5 hours of effective daylight. In between, the changes occur by few minutes at a time each day.
9. How long is the summer in Iceland?
Icelandic summertime starts in late May and lasts throughout August. It can, however, snow in May in Iceland.
10. Is driving safe in Iceland?
Yes. Iceland's ring road is completely paved and accessible to any type of car. There might be only one lane each way but the cars are few. The maximum speed never goes higher than 90 km/h and it is important to obey that. Come winter storms, roads might get shut down, so before heading anywhere in Iceland in winter, consult the forecasts.