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Visiting Iceland in July

July is a month of long days and vibrant landscapes in Iceland, often called the "land of the midnight sun." With daylight stretching up to 20-21 hours, there's ample time to explore, and temperatures range comfortably from 50 F to 65 F (10 C to 18 C).

During this peak tourist season, Iceland buzzes with activity. From the famous sights of the Golden Circle driving route to the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, everything is in full bloom and operation.

With almost continuous daylight, visitors can embark on late-night treks, midnight sun photography sessions, or even late-evening dips in geothermal pools. Wildlife enthusiasts will also find July ideal for puffin and whale watching along the coast.

Whether it's the festivals, hiking and camping, or the unique all-night sun, July in Iceland offers a magical summer experience unlike anywhere else.

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What is the best July day tour in Iceland?

One of the best day tours in July in Iceland takes place on the Vatnajokull glacier and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 487 travelers. Be mesmerized by the outstanding beauty on this three-hour glacier hike from Skaftafell that costs approximately 105 USD.
This Golden Circle and Kerid crater tour is another top July day tour in Iceland and rates an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars according to over 434 travelers. It's a small group tour of the breathtaking Golden Circle route, and you'll also visit an ice cream farm for a tasty treat! This eight-hour day tour costs around 98 USD per person.
Another one of the best July day tours is this one-hour Zodiac boat tour on Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. It's rated 4.9 out of 5 stars from 388 traveler reviews and costs around 108 USD.

What is the cheapest July day tour in Iceland?

The cheapest day tour in July in Iceland takes you to the rejuvenating Myvatn Nature Baths and costs around 50 USD. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 50 travelers, this tour lets you experience geothermal bathing bliss in picturesque surroundings.
This budget-friendly July day tour in Iceland is a boat tour on the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon that costs as little as 46 USD per person. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on average by over 440 travelers, this experience is an incredible 30-minute Amphibian Boat Tour of the breathtakingly beautiful Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Get up close to towering icebergs for the perfect photo opportunities and a memorable experience!
This affordable day tour in July in Iceland is a family-friendly lava cave tour that costs around 54 USD. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 111 travelers, this one-hour tour of Vidgelmir lava cave is an easy-level adventure into a colorful underground.

What is the best July vacation package in Iceland?

One of the best July vacation packages in Iceland is a flexible 10-day self-drive tour of the Ring Road and Snaefellsnes peninsula with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 237 travelers. This package costs approximately 3,833 USD. Your vehicle, accommodation, and itinerary are all included.
Another highly-rated vacation package in Iceland in July includes the Ring Road and Golden Circle, which has scored an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars according to the reviews of 201 travelers. This one-week summer self-drive tour costs around 2,818 USD and covers the best sights of the Ring Road and Golden Circle routes with a vehicle, accommodation, and itinerary.
This top glacier lagoon and South Coast of Iceland vacation package in July has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118 travelers. During this five-day summer tour that costs approximately 915 USD, you'll experience Iceland's gorgeous South Coast, Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, and the Blue Lagoon!

What is the cheapest July vacation package in Iceland?

The cheapest July vacation package in Iceland is a two-day West Coast tour that covers the Snaefellsnes peninsula and Vidgelmir lava cave. This package costs around 468 USD and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 57 travelers.
This South Coast and glacier lagoon tour is another affordable July vacation package in Iceland and costs approximately 475 USD. On this two-day small-group tour that has 4.7 out of 5 stars by 35 travelers, you will enjoy incredible beaches, waterfalls, and glaciers on Iceland's gorgeous South Coast.
Another budget-friendly vacation package in July is this four-day summer holiday with the South Coast, Golden Circle attractions, and Blue Lagoon geothermal area that costs about 610 USD and includes three nights of accommodation in Reykjavik, sightseeing, and airport transfers.

Is it worth it to visit Iceland in July?

Yes, Iceland is definitely worth visiting in July. Long sunny days create an energetic vibe, and the temperatures are warmer than at other times of the year. The summer months bring an opportunity to explore many areas inaccessible during the rest of the year.
Do not miss the Highlands or the many hiking trails ripe for exploration in the summer. Favorable driving conditions and long daylight hours make it easier to explore further afield. Although summer is not the time to hunt the northern lights, be inspired by the midnight sun! It brings a beautiful rainbow of colors in the sky along with the opportunity to do more and see more on your holiday.

What can you do in Iceland in July?

There are many things to do in Iceland in July. Many year-round activities are at their best during the summer months. Calmer weather patterns make July the perfect month for activities such as glacier hiking, horse riding, snorkeling/diving, caving, and whale and puffin watching.
In July, you can check out one of the many summer music festivals around the country. It also becomes possible to traverse landscapes closed off during autumn, winter, and spring. Travel the idyllic roads of the picturesque East Fjords and Westfjords, or explore the beautiful Highlands in a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

What is the weather like in Iceland in July?

July is Iceland's warmest month, though it's still reasonably temperate. It's a comparatively warmer, drier month, but the temperatures can still be chilly. The temperatures in Iceland vary in different parts of the country.
In Reykjavik, the average summer temperature is around 54 F (12 C), but it can go as high as 77 F (25 C). North Iceland is a little cooler, averaging about 52 F (11 C) in the summertime.
Even in July, it is best to come prepared for all types of weather. It can be very unpredictable and changeable. If you feel cold in Iceland in July, warm yourself up at one of the many hot springs around the country!

Is Iceland crowded in July?

The summer is the most popular time of year to visit Iceland because of the warmer weather and longer days. However, because of the breadth of different and unique areas to explore around the country, it never feels crowded since visitors tend to spread out over multiple different sites. Also, a good way to avoid crowds is to make use of the longer days and explore the country in the evening time under the midnight sun when most tour companies are not operating.

Can you visit glaciers in Iceland in July?

Yes, many of Iceland's glaciers are only accessible during the summer because of the extreme cold and wind conditions during the winter. Many options are available for glacier hiking tours in July, whether you want something short and easy or more adventurous.

Can you see whales in Iceland in July?

Yes, you can definitely see whales in Iceland in July. July brings excellent chances to see whales breaking the water's surface. The warmer weather makes this a comfortable time of the year to go whale watching, with clearer skies and gentler winds than during the winter.
Minke whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, and northern bottlenose whales are all seen in Iceland in July. Whale-watching tours offer an excellent opportunity for sightings of these great mammals. Try an unforgettable three-hour whale-watching boat tour with a transfer from Reykjavik harbor.

Does it get dark in July in Iceland?

Even after the sun sets in July, it still stays bright outside throughout the short night. This makes July a great time to explore the countryside. If you're a light sleeper, pack an eye mask so the midnight sun doesn't keep you up all night!

Can you see the northern lights in July in Iceland?

No, the northern lights are not visible during July in Iceland. Long hours of darkness over the winter bring much better opportunities to see the northern lights. However, July is the perfect time to be amazed by the midnight sun. The sun never fully sets during this month, creating a different night sky phenomenon. A spectacular canvas of bright colors can adorn the sky during this time of the year.

Can I visit the ice caves in Iceland in July?

Most ice caves are not accessible during the summer months, as they can become unstable due to warmer temperatures. However, some ice caves, such as the artificial ice tunnel in Langjokull glacier, can be visited year-round.

Is it possible to drive the entire Ring Road in July?

Yes, July is an excellent time to drive the Ring Road, as most roads are clear and easily accessible. The weather is generally warm or mild, which makes it ideal for exploring Iceland's diverse landscapes.

Are guided tours available in English during July in Iceland?

Yes, guided tours in English are widely available throughout Iceland during July. Many tours also offer other languages, such as German, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

What should I wear for a July tour in Iceland?

Weather can be unpredictable in Iceland, even in July. It's essential to pack layers, including a waterproof and windproof jacket, warm sweaters, lightweight tops, comfortable walking shoes, and waterproof boots. You can find many great outerwear stores on Laugavegur street in Reykjavik.

Can I join a horseback riding tour in July in Iceland?

Yes, horseback riding tours are widely available during July. These tours often cater to various skill levels, from beginners to experienced riders, and showcase the unique Icelandic landscape while riding the native Icelandic horse.

Is it possible to do a self-guided tour in July in Iceland?

Yes, self-guided tours are quite popular in July. We have many immersive self-drive tours available, ranging from 3 days to multiple weeks, including a vehicle to drive from place to place and accommodations along the way.

Are there any family-friendly tours available in July in Iceland?

Yes, there are many family-friendly tours available in July, including visiting geothermal pools, exploring lava tubes, going on whale and puffin watching tours, and discovering interactive museums and cultural centers in Reykjavik and around the country.

What are some popular hot springs to visit during a July tour in Iceland?

Some popular hot springs to visit during July include the Blue Lagoon, Hvammsvik Hot Springs, the Sky Lagoon, and the natural hot springs at Landmannalaugar.

Can I camp in Iceland during July?

Camping is most popular in Iceland during the summer months, including July. There are many campsites around the country where you can set up a tent or if you rent a campervan in Iceland, you can park it there for the night. Just be sure to follow the rules and regulations of each campsite and respect the environment.

Are there any photography tours available in Iceland during July?

Yes, photography tours are available in July, taking advantage of the midnight sun's extended daylight hours. These tours are led by experienced photographers who guide participants to the best locations for capturing Iceland's stunning landscapes and unique lighting conditions.
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