May Tours

May Tours

Discover the most popular May tours and packages in Iceland. Find the best activities and experiences in Iceland during the month of May.

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What are the best day tours in May in Iceland?

One of the best day tours to take in May in Iceland is an eight-hour small-group tour of the Golden Circle attractions that has an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 347 reviews and costs approximately 82 USD per person. In addition to stops at Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir, visitors will enjoy a stop at an Icelandic ice cream farm for a snack.

Another highly rated day tour in May in Iceland is a three-hour glacial hike at Skaftafell rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on average from over 371 reviews. This fantastic tour costs roughly 81 USD per person.

Also, this top-rated 12-hour tour of Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Icelandic music on board is another top-rated day trip in Iceland in May, awarded 4.7 out of 5 stars from 261 reviews. The tour costs about 138 USD and includes a visit to the best sights in this area of West Iceland.

What is the cheapest Icelandic day tour in May?

The cheapest day tour in Iceland in May is a fantastic trip to the Myvatn Nature Baths. This tour costs approximately 46 USD per person, lasts three hours, and is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews. Soak away any aches and pains from your travels and relax in the natural hot springs!

The second-cheapest Icelandic day tour in May is a glacier lagoon boat tour and costs about 46 USD per person. By booking this experience, travelers can enjoy a 30-minute amphibian boat trip out onto the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon during this fabulous tour that has an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 267 reviews.

The third-cheapest day tour in May in Iceland is a family-friendly lava cave tour of Vidgelmir lava cave. This adventure tour costs around 54 USD per person and has a rating of 4.7 by 81 travelers.

What are the highest-rated vacation packages in May in Iceland?

One of the top-rated multi-day packages in Iceland in May is this 10-day self-drive tour of the Ring Road and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 167 reviews. This tour costs about 2,373 USD, including a rental car and nine nights of accommodation.

Another highly rated Icelandic vacation package for May is a self-drive tour of the Ring Road and the Golden Circle. This eight-day package has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 160 happy travelers. The tour costs roughly 2,121 USD, including seven nights of accommodation.

This seven-day self-drive tour of the Icelandic Ring road is also a top choice for May has an average of 4.7 by 57 travelers and takes you to the most beautiful places in Iceland for approximately 1,707 USD, including six nights of accommodation and a rental car!

What is the cheapest multi-day package in May in Iceland?

The cheapest multi-day vacation tour in Iceland for May is a two-day south coast tour. This vacation package costs around 483 USD per person and includes minibus travel to some of South Iceland’s most popular attractions, including Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. The tour boasts 4.9 out of 5 stars by 107 travelers.

The second-cheapest vacation package in Iceland in May is this six-day self-drive tour of the ring road that costs approximately 872 USD, including car hire and accommodation. You’ll also receive a personalized travel itinerary and access to a travel agent to help you get ready for this amazing vacation package rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 22 travelers.

The third-cheapest multi-day vacation package in May is a self-drive tour of the west and south of Iceland. This eight-day package costs about 1,010 USD, includes car rental, accommodation, and breakfast every morning, and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on average by 36 travelers.

Is May a good time to visit Iceland?

May is a great time to visit Iceland! The days are long, the weather is improving, and North Iceland becomes more accessible thanks to the reduced chance of snow. As summer approaches in Iceland, more outdoor tours open up to visitors.

During May, you can enjoy snorkeling in Silfra, whale and puffin watching, ice caving in the Langjokull glacier, and more. May is also a wonderful time to visit the numerous hot springs around Iceland, as the warmer weather makes it more pleasant than it can be in the snow. May is the beginning of the summer season but is still before the peak, so visitors have access to more outdoor tours, but attractions are less busy than they are at the height of summer in June and July.

Can you see the northern lights in May in Iceland?

It’s practically impossible to see the northern lights in Iceland in May. This is because the long hours of daylight make it too bright to see the northern lights clearly. The best conditions for viewing the northern lights are total darkness and little to no light pollution. By the time May rolls around in Iceland, it’s simply not dark enough to see the northern lights. The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is between September and early April when there are still several hours of pitch-black darkness every day. However, you might be able to see the midnight sun in May in Iceland.

Can you see the midnight sun in Iceland in May?

Yes, it’s possible to see the midnight sun in Iceland in May. The midnight sun is at its brightest around the summer solstice (June 21). However, from mid-May onwards, there are only a few hours of darkness every night, meaning this is an excellent time to visit if you want to experience the midnight sun. Because nearly all of Iceland is below the edge of the Arctic Circle, the sun does technically set in Iceland — but it doesn’t get dark. Extended hours of daylight mean visitors can enjoy more time sightseeing or just relaxing outside.

How should I dress in May in Iceland?

The weather is steadily getting warmer in May and there's little to no chance of snow, but it can still get chilly. The average temperature in May in Iceland is around 40-50 F (4-10 C). We recommend you pack warm clothes with you and if you plan on traveling to the countryside where it's colder, definitely wear warm outerwear, gloves, and a hat that covers the ears.