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Discover the Best Tour Calendar in Iceland

Explore the tour calendar to see a schedule of guided tours and activities offered throughout the year and see the best experiences and attractions that Iceland has to offer. 

Iceland's tour calendar is heavily influenced by the country's unique seasons and natural phenomena.

For example, in the winter months, you can take a northern lights tour, go ice caving, and take a snowmobile ride. In spring, you can take a whale-watching tour and see migratory birds like puffins. 

During summer, you can experience the unique phenomenon of the midnight sun, where Iceland enjoys almost 24-hour daylight. Summer also offers ideal conditions for hiking and trekking tours.

Some tours are available year-round, like tours of the capital city, Reykjavik, hot spring bathing, and culinary tours.

This tour calendar caters to visitors' preferences and seasonal attractions. 

It's essential to plan your visit based on your interests, whether it's witnessing the northern lights, enjoying outdoor activities, or exploring Iceland's diverse natural beauty. 

We offer a wide range of options to make the most of your visit to this stunning country.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to visit Iceland?

The best time to visit Iceland depends on your preferences. Summer (June to August) offers long daylight hours and milder weather, making it popular for outdoor activities.

Winter (December to February) is ideal for witnessing the northern lights, while spring and fall offer a mix of good weather and fewer crowds.

What is the weather like in Iceland during the different seasons?

Iceland experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. Summers (June to August) are milder with longer daylight hours, while winters (December to February) are colder and have shorter days. Spring and fall have a mix of weather conditions.

What should I pack for a summer trip to Iceland?

In summer, pack layers, waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a swimsuit for geothermal pools, and sunglasses. Remember to bring insect repellent and sunscreen.

What are the best things to do in winter in Iceland?

Winter activities in Iceland include northern lights tours, ice cave explorations, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and relaxing in geothermal pools. Winter is also the season for unique festivals and cultural experiences.

When is the best time to see the northern lights in Iceland?

The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is in the winter months, between September and April. You can occasionally see them towards the end of August, although the late sunlight makes them appear faint.

As the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, there is no guarantee that they will appear, even during winter.

The best way to see the aurora borealis is by taking a northern lights tour. Your guide will be able to find the best places to give you a good chance of seeing them.

Can I still enjoy outdoor hot springs in winter?

Yes, you can enjoy Iceland's geothermal pools and hot springs year-round. These relaxing experiences are especially appealing during the cold winter months.

Is it safe to drive in Iceland during the winter?

Driving in Iceland during the winter can be challenging due to icy and snowy roads. It's essential to have experience driving in winter conditions and to rent a suitable vehicle with winter tires. Always check weather and road conditions before your journey.

If you don't want to drive in Iceland, you can book a vacation package where transport is included.

Do I need a 4WD vehicle to explore Iceland in the winter?

In some remote areas, a 4WD vehicle may be necessary in winter due to snow and icy road conditions.

However, the main tourist routes are usually well-maintained, and a regular car with winter tires can suffice. It's essential to check the road conditions before your trip.

If you don't want to drive because of the changeable conditions, all transport is included in a vacation package.

What are the best things to do in summer in Iceland?

There are many exciting activities to enjoy in Iceland during summer.

Explore the Golden Circle sightseeing route, discover the Icelandic Highlands, take a whale watching tour, go horseback riding, and enjoy the longer daytime hours thanks to the midnight sun.

When is the best time to visit Iceland for hiking and outdoor activities?

The best time for hiking tours and outdoor activities in Iceland is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is milder, and the trails are accessible. The long daylight hours also provide ample time for exploration.

What wildlife can I expect to see in Iceland during different seasons?

In summer, you can spot puffins, seals, and various bird species. Winter offers opportunities to see whales and reindeer. Iceland's wildlife is diverse and varies by season and you can take a wildlife tour to hopefully spot some.

Is it possible to see the midnight sun in Iceland?

Yes, you can see the midnight sun in Iceland during the summer months, particularly in the northern parts of the country. This phenomenon means the sun remains above the horizon for almost 24 hours, offering a unique experience for visitors.
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