May is a month of growing daylight, dying winds and warmer temperatures. Spring is on the way!

What are the most popular things to see and do in May in Iceland? What is the average temperature and can visitors expect rain, snow or sunshine? How many daylight hours can one expect, and what cultural events are going on throughout the month? Find out everything you need to know about Iceland in May.

In a land of constant seasonal changes, every month in Iceland is recognisably unique, with May arising as one of the more preferable months to travel here for international visitors.

Not only are flights, accommodation and car rentals all cheaper throughout May—a precursor to the upcoming summer season—but the weather is drastically on the upswing, transforming Iceland into a land of blossom flower, natural rebirth and transient sunshine.

In May, Icelanders begin to step out of their winter hibernation, venturing out into the rare reality of the sun, blue skies and longer days. With it comes an atmosphere of youthful excitement.

Icelanders have long by now known how to maximise the sun’s presence, relaxing in the city parks, enjoying the geothermal beach or hiking Mt. Esja, sipping Gull in an outdoor beer garden, taking to the kayak and hosting BBQs. In this rush of excitement and anticipation, visitors may even catch a rare glimpse of an Icelander sporting shorts.

Perhaps most important for those visiting, however, are the tours and activities open throughout the month of May. Thankfully, almost every option is available; whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving, ATVs, horseback riding, lava caving, hot spring hunting, glacier and mountain hiking, mountain biking, surfing, sightseeing… the list is endless, and with more daylight hours available, Iceland in May can very quickly be turned into a non-stop adventure. 

An aerial perspective over the sublime Central Highlands of Iceland.

The only experiences missed in May is, first, witnessing the country blanketed in a snow and darkness (both in equal measure), and second, the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights.

The aurora borealis is a solar phenomenon that can only be seen with clear skies at night; considering May comes close to experiencing the Midnight Sun, seeing the Northern Lights will in no way be a possibility. 

There are also a number of festivals, events and public holidays that occur in May, adding a cultural overlay to your vacation here. Not only are there two festivals—RAFLOST: Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts and Saga Fest—but there is also the opportunity to celebrate religious holidays and even attend events organised as part of the International Day of the Icelandic Horse

So read on to discover the possibilities open to you throughout May in Iceland; whether it's a holiday focused on gentle relaxation or adrenaline-fuelled action, there is always an opportunity just waiting over the horizon. 

Things to Do in May in Iceland?

As previously stated, visiting Iceland in May means that you will have the opportunity to partake in an enormous wealth of different past times and activities, ranging from the relaxing to the adrenaline fuelled.

Though certain areas of the country are still inaccessible during May—such as the Central Highlands—you will be gratified to discover how many more experiences become available as the summer months begin to roll in. 

Hot Springs and Swimming Pools in May in Iceland

Relaxing in one of Iceland's naturally heated geothermal pools is one of the more relaxing pastimes to choose from here.Credit: Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

One of the more popular attractions in Iceland is to visit a natural, geothermally heated hot spring. Thankfully, with relatively mild weather and calm winds, May is perhaps the best month to do just that.

Iceland is dotted with geothermal pools, some well-known, others little more than modern-day folklore. Despite the difference in surroundings and temperature, Iceland's geothermal pools are sure to provide a deep and lasting experience.

It is always advised to find out where these pools are before you set out travelling as some are located on private land and, thus, entering requires permission from the landowner. Asking locals as to their own recommendations is a sure-fire way of finding the best spots and ensuring that you don't get lost along the way.

As opposed to hot spring hunting in the winter—a pastime that involves hopping around at sub-zero temperatures trying to recover your clothes from the wind—May makes dipping oneself into these soothing pools a true pleasure.

Nothing can compete with that overwhelming sensuality that one feels as the summer sun keeps perched high and proud in the illuminated night sky. This is a bath-time experience to write home about. 

With Spring on the way, Icelanders begin to use the outdoor swimming pools more regularly.Credit:  The Best Swimming Pools in Iceland

If you’re looking for something a little less natural (though, culturally, second-nature to Icelanders), May is an excellent time to visit some of Reykjavík’s swimming pools.

With the sunshine out and the holiday spirit kicking in, you’ll be surprised to find Iceland’s swimming pools more closely resemble spas, with hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. After all, why not shed that jet lag and start your holiday in the most relaxed way possible? 

One of the most popular and accessible pools for visitors is Laugardalslaug in Reykjavik. Aside from geothermal hot tubs, the pool offers water slides, steam room and sauna, an adjacent gymnasium, a full-length swimming pool and an area for kids to play with ease. There is also a shallow, heated pool for lying out in, an excellent way to stretch out and chill. 

Be aware of the rules when it comes to public pools in Iceland; it is not only culturally expected, but required, to shower oneself naked before entering the water. This is not to satisfy the fantasies of the changing room warden, but to help combat the spread of disease and bacteria. 

Diving and Snorkelling in May in Iceland

Snorkellers floating over 'The Cathedral' in Silfra Fissure.From: Snorkelling Silfra Day Tour

The UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir National Park, located only forty minutes drive from the capital, is home to one of the Top 10 Diving and Snorkelling sites worldwide; the glacial gorge, Silfra Fissure.

A light stream runs crystal clear water from Langjökull glacier, a process that takes up to fifty years as the water travels through the underground, volcanic networks of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Because of this, divers and snorkellers in Silfra will experience a light current—no stronger than a lazy river—which means there's very little reason to exert energy on swimming. 

Before going any further, it should be stated that snorkelling and scuba diving at Silfra does have some prerequisites. This is in order to ensure the safety of those participating and to protect those guiding you in the water.

As with any marine-based activity, Silfra requires a great level of respect, pre-knowledge and self-determination. As for the specific requirements; snorkelling in Silfra is open to all those above 16 years old age, over 150 cm and weighing more than 45 kg. Participants must be physically fit, able to swim and not pregnant. For all those over 60, a written note from the doctor is also required.

As to be expected, the requirements for scuba diving in Silfra are a little tougher to meet. Most importantly, participants must be a certified PADI open water diver with proof of dry suit experience within the last two years.

Dry suit diving, especially in cold water, is a different to the Caribbean model of wetsuits and swimming shorts, requiring a firmer grasp of the theory and practise of scuba. At Silfra, the minimum age is 17, though all those under 18 years old require a written consent slip from their legal guardian. Participants will also have to sign both a liability and medical form before entering the water.  

Aside from the fissure itself, guests to Silfra will have a chance to succumb to the sheer beauty, drama and culture of the fissure's surroundings; Þingvellir.

This National Park is an extremely important location for Icelanders for a number of reasons; first of all, it is where the first democratically elected parliament in the world was founded in 900 AD. To this day, the governmental body is known as the Althingi, though parliament is now situated in Reykjavík. Guests today can walk right up to where these historical gatherings were once held. 

A scuba diver about to descend into the depths of David's Crack.From: Diving Day Tour | Davidsgja - David's Fissure

The second reason for its cultural relevance is the site’s geology. Þingvellir is one of the only places on the planet where one can see both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates exposed from the Earth. The dried and moss-covered volcanic fields in between the tectonic plates could be described, continentally, as "no man's land." 

Some scuba diving operators will also travel out further to other dive sites, such as the nearby Davíðsgjá (David’s Crack), the darker and deeper cousin of Silfra, in Þingvallavatn. Other dive sites include Strýtan, the WWII “El Grillo” Cricket shipwreck, the river Litlaá and the ocean site, Garður.

These sites require completely different prerequisites, however, and may only be available at certain times of the year. For other dive sites, it is recommended that you contact the dive operator directly. 

Hiking Trails in May in Iceland

Mt. Esja, a mighty mountainscape resting behind Iceland's capital.Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: MartinPutz 

If one can forgive the on-again-off-again weather, hiking in May in Iceland is, quite truthfully, one of the more satisfying pastimes one can undertake during one's holiday. Not only is the thumping exercise and fresh air deliriously good for you, but hiking presents one of the optimum methods for experiencing the Icelandic countryside, allowing you a closer glimpse at the meadows, valleys and trickling streams that make this island what it is.

The most accessible hiking trails to the capital can be found at the neighbouring Mt. Esja, the flat top, volcanic mountainscape that overlooks the city. With an overall height of 914 metres, the two most popular recreational trails are to the summits Þverfellshorn (780m) and Kerhólakambur (851m).

The hike itself is divided into four sections, getting more difficult and requiring more skill and experience the higher the trails lead. Those who reach these grand heights are privy to an incredible panorama of Reykjavik and the surrounding Reykjanes' Peninsula. 

Do be aware that the Central Highlands and its hiking trails are still closed during May. The winter roads necessary to drive to them are unstable and it is illegal to attempt to gain access. For those who are looking to trek the Central Highlands and Landmannalaugar, the best time to visit is July. 

Fishing in May in Iceland

Eager fisherman angling off the side of a whale watching boat.From: Sea Angling from Reykjavik | Keep your own catch

For anglers, May is one of the better months to fish in Iceland, hitting the season just as it begins. For starters, the patience necessary for fishing is not tarnished by sub-zero weathers, and second, the month sees fish life prospering around the country, with rivers and lakes opening up their bounty to passing travellers. 

Iceland boasts some excellent river fishing and, though its reputation is not so strong, there are also opportunities to fish in the ocean with added possibilities to "try what you catch!" 

It must be noted, however, that all fishing in Iceland is private and thus, fishing times are down to the discretion of the landowner, many of whom like to see the fish spend much of the year in peace.

This is not only to guarantee the sustainability of the fish population but also to guarantee that the land itself is not trampled or made into some fishing haven/circus for anglers.

To ensure you get the best results on your fishing trip, it is always recommended to book a guided fishing tour in advance; angling guides know the best spots, the best techniques and, most importantly, what all of the necessary rules and regulations are. 

According to Icelandic law, migratory Brown Trout can be caught between April and October; this is the time one can expect rivers to be opened to the public.

Atlantic Salmon can also be fished during this period, though Arctic Char can only be caught from June (their numbers are depleting with each passing year.)

Sea trout and Sea Brown Run Trout can be caught from October. Depending on what type of fishing you're hoping to participate in while in Iceland will also largely depend on what time you choose to arrive.

Before fishing in Iceland, you must be aware that the country has strict laws as to what is and what is not allowed. For instance, no equipment that has been used abroad may be brought into the country unless it has a certificate of disinfection (this is a means of stopping water pollution or contamination). All organic live bait is also strictly prohibited.

It is a good idea to do a little research regarding these regulations before organising your trip any further. 

Horseriding in May in Iceland

Icelandic Horses come in a variety of colours and sizes.

Horse Riding throughout May is one of the most engaging and spectacular ways to see the Icelandic countryside up close; more importantly, it presents you with the unique opportunity to meet the famous Icelandic horse breed.

Icelandic horses are an ever-present sight throughout your travels in Iceland, but no one can truly say they know this breed until taking to the saddle themselves. 

Icelandic horses—though smaller than their overseas counterparts—are well-known for their friendly nature, reliability, strength and intelligence. They are also very experienced with visitors, meaning that under confident riders should find themselves in good hands.

Prospective riders will first be introduced to the basics of being in a saddle, either through an informative video or a personal briefing from one of the guides. Then, it's out to the stables where you mount your trusty steed and take off in convoy out into the beauty of the Icelandic wilderness.

Passing through farmland, gentle rivers and delicate valleys, you will be privy to a gorgeous perspective of the Icelandic countryside, as well as gain an insight into the traditional means of travel for historical Icelanders. 

For those literature and history buffs out there, horses have long been venerated in Icelandic culture and take a major, reoccurring role in the Norse mythology and myths. One notable example is Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin, who is said to have created the dramatic Ásbyrgi Canyon, North Iceland, when his giant hoof stamped into the ground.

Looking at the horse community in Iceland today, as well the growing popularity of horse riding as a pastime, one could argue that this devotion and veneration of the great steed has not disappeared, but instead strengthened and reached new heights. 

Lava Caving in May in Iceland

Lava Caving presents an opportunity to explore Iceland from below the earth's surface.From: The Golden Circle & Lava Caving Tour

Lava Caving tours are open throughout May and make for a unique and thrilling trip into Iceland’s volcanic, subterranean universe.

Aside from the fantastic displays of red, orange and purple rock decorating the cave walls, lava caving presents guests with the chance to gain a deeper insight into the geology of Iceland. Where else, after all, can an individual touch the fossiled remains of ancient lava flows and rivers, the descendants of a time when Iceland and the earth was a hotbed of elemental chaos?

Most lava caves in Iceland are easily accessible and can be traversed with an average level of physical fitness. With that being said, some caves have very narrow segments, so it is more than possible that you might have to duck, crawl and climb your way through the cragged rock formations.

For those individuals afraid of either the dark or confined spaces, lava caving might require a good deal of forethought, though caving guides are well-trained and experienced in dealing with guests experiencing a level of fear. Who knows, this might be where that long-standing fear of the dark is finally vanquished?  

Your friendly caving guide will present you with all the equipment to make this possible—helmets, headlamps, etc—and will readily answer any question you may have as to the history and formation of such cave networks. One thing to make sure about beforehand is to bring a good pair of hiking boots or shoes, as the terrain inside is unstable and will often be wet with dripping water. 

Glacier Hiking in May in Iceland

Glacier Hiking in Iceland is an adventure set in a winter wonderland.From: Skaftafell Glacier Hike | Medium Difficulty

Iceland is famous for its fantastical and mystic landscape; the enormous ice caps that stretch and cover the country are, perhaps, its greatest natural attraction, creating steep and dramatic panoramas that defy belief.

Many visitors to Iceland rightfully choose to get a closer look at these mighty natural features, opting either for a glacier hike or ice climbing tour. Either of these options is sure to provide you with the experience you're after, a heart-pumping and adrenaline-fuelled trip into the lion's den of Icelandic natural beauty. 

Before we get too hyped up, however, there are a number of things to get straight. First and foremost, hiking the glaciers without a guide is an extremely dangerous, foolish and irresponsible thing to do.

Regardless of your mental state, it is guaranteed that you do not know the paths, techniques or inherent risks as in depth as your designated glacier guide, a highly experienced professional with years of training in climbing, hiking and first aid. 

Not only will your guide know the safest and most spectacular routes, they will also provide you with all of the equipment necessary to tackle the ice cap, such as helmets, snowshoes, hiking poles and crampons.

For those taking to the glaciers, make sure to first dress up in some warm layers—multiple pairs of socks!—and don't forget the camera; photo opportunities on the glacier are prevalent, boasting visual results that are bound to blow away all those unlucky enough to have stayed at home. 

Whale Watching in May in Iceland

A Minke Whale passes below the hull of a whale watching boat.From: Húsavík Original Whale Watching

Whale Watching in May is one of the optimum periods for such an activity in Iceland; guests on the boat are alleviated from the cruel, winter winds, free to enjoy the spectacular scenery, rolling waves of the Atlantic and, of course, the incredible Icelandic wildlife. As opposed to a windy, three-hour ordeal, guests can instead hope for a pleasant and relaxing boat trip under the sunshine, even enjoying a beverage or two as they lookout for any signs of these great, majestic animals. 

Iceland has a great number of cetacean species local to its shores; Killer Whales, Harbour Porpoise, Short Beaked Dolphins, Minke Whales, Sperm and Humpback Whales and even passing Blue Whales.

It is almost guaranteed that you will see at least one species of cetacean throughout your trip; breaching Minke Whales, a relatively small species, are the most common sighting, as are pods of dolphins.

Whale watching boats in Iceland are fitted with the latest radar technology and are in constant communication with one another, meaning your chance to see some of these creatures is the best that it could be. 

Birdlife enthusiasts will also enjoy the plethora of seabirds that nest on the neighbouring cliffsides or swoop across the waves in their search for fish. Bird species including Gulls, Fulmars, Auks, Ducks and Gannets. 

In certain areas, guests may even be able to spot another of Iceland's iconic residents, the Puffin—this adorable winged creature graces Iceland's shores from early April until September each year. 

The best whale watching is available from Reykjavík in Faxaflói Bay, from Húsavík and from the capital of the north, Akureyri. Though the species do not change, each port offers an enticingly new landscape in which to sail amongst. It should be noted here that this year, May 2017, saw humpback whale sightings from Húsavík every single day.

What’s Going on in May in Iceland?

Aside from the many attractions on offer in Iceland in May, there are also a number of festivals that draw crowds from both home and abroad, exploring the highlights of Icelandic and international music and art. May also sees Iceland share religious celebrations across the country and even a commemoration of the Icelandic horse. 

Saga Fest

Saga Fest is largely inspired by the stories of Iceland's oldest literature.Credit: The Saga Movement Facebook

Saga Fest is a fairly new music and arts festival to the Icelandic events roster but has already proved itself to be quite unlike anything found elsewhere. Founded by Scott Shigeoka, Saga Fest is built around the vision of “connecting people to each other and to nature.”

Situated on a sustainability, transformation, community and vulnerability are all major, foundational aspects of the Saga Fest experience, ensuring an intimate two days fueled by imagination and innovation. Consider this; tickets to the event come with a packet of seeds, intended to be planted by the festival goer in a bid reforesting Iceland. How many other festivals can boast something like that?

Guests to Saga Fest can expect an atmosphere of sharing and companionship; it is hoped that every participant will help to contribute to the overall festival atmosphere, be it through performance, volunteering or organisation; Saga Fest proudly grasps to the notion that there should be no hierarchy between artists and participants, only an air of inclusiveness.

 Community is an important part of the Saga Fest experience.Credit: The Saga Movement Facebook

After the success of the first Saga Fest, Scott remarked: “I am full of love, gratitude, inspiration, excitement, warmth and ambition. Saga Fest was such a massive undertaking by all involved, but in the end—even with the obstacles that are always present in producing visionary live events—it transformed into a beautiful and hugely impactful experience for everyone.”

Previous Saga Fests have always felt incredibly international; alongside Icelandic locals and artists, representatives from over sixteen countries including Pakistan, Germany and Hong Kong all made their presence known in 2015’s event.

Ascension Day (Public Holiday)

Hallgrímskirkja, one of Reykjavik's most iconic cultural landmarks.

Ascension Day is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated forty days after Easter to commemorate the proposed ascension of Jesus to heaven. Ascension Day is a public holiday in Iceland, with children given the day off at school and most work places closed down. Icelanders tend to take the day at home with their family and will often sit down to dine on traditional cuisine. 

Those visitors to Iceland with a religious persuasion—or, perhaps, an innocent interest in architecture—could maximise this day by visiting some of Iceland’s most iconic churches.

Reykjavík alone boasts the modernist Lutheran church, Hallgrímskirkja (one of the city’s most recognised landmarks), as well as the 1899 green-roofed Chapel, Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, found just by the city pond, Tjörnin. There is also Landakotskirkja (Landakot’s Church), formally referred to as Basilika Krists Konungs (The Basilica of Christ the King), the designated cathedral for the Catholic Church of Iceland.

Akureyrarkirkj is noticeably different in construction style to most other churches in Iceland.Credit: Sbs_iceland 

There are, of course, many other beautiful church buildings across Iceland that are well worth visiting should you be passing through the area. Akureyrarkirkja, for example, is the Lutheran Church of Akureyri, instantly recognisable by its two, cuboid steeples, its clock face centrepiece and the staircases leading up to its entrance. The Catholic church, Katholska Kirkjan, can also be found nearby.

RAFLOST: Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts

Since 2007, RAFLOST has been the pioneering festival for electronic artists from a variety of mediums, be it computer science, music, the visual arts, dance or the media. Over ten years, the festival has become a force of nature, attracting artists from all over to experiment and participate in this rare, collective experience. 

RAFLOST has a wealth of exhibitions that defy the imagination, all of which explores the relationship between artists and technology.Credit:

Held in Reykjavík in May each year, RAFLOST collaborates with such bodies as the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Icelandic Academy of Arts to bring together all those impassioned by the artistic potential of electronic art. Festival organisers hope that such an event annually will help to stimulate the grassroots electronic music in Iceland.

RAFLOST attracts artists from almost every corner of the globe, creating the perfect safe space to nurture both local and international talent. In the past, such giants of electronica as Morton Subotnick, Todor Todoroff and Mikael Fernström have all wowed audiences with their festival performances at RAFLOST. By showcasing such talents as these, a younger generation of students and artists are readily inspired by the possibilities such technology presents.  

The vast majority of attractions at exhibitions under the RAFLOST mast quite readily defy the imagination; in previous years, festival goers have borne witness to robotic sumo wrestling, improvised electro-acoustic performances, internet video-parties, DIY hacking workshops and even computer-generated poetry.

Aside from the futuristically strange and enchanting technology, RAFLOST also holds conferences and exhibitions from guest speakers and artists. As of 2016, festival passes are 4000 ISK.

International Day of the Icelandic Horse

A parade in Reykjavik as part of the International Day of the Icelandic Horse.Credit: Horses of Iceland Facebook.

The International Day of the Icelandic Horse arose through a collaboration between the Icelandic Equestrian Association and the marketing initiative, Horses of Iceland. Celebrating every aspect of this unique and domestic breed, the event covers a weekend and focuses on a horse parade through Reykjavík and a wealth of stable open days across the country.

The annual horse parade begins at the city centre, a uniformed spectacle of proud steeds and their loyal riders. At 1 pm, the Mayor of Reykjavík gives a speech to mark the celebration and then the parade is off, a steady and unified trot down Skólavörðustíg, Bankastræti, Austurstræti, Pósthússtræti and finally, Vonarstræti.

The parade ends in Parliament Square, Austurvöllur, where spectators get their own chance to meet and ride the horses.

The second part of the festival is something of a joint-effort between stable owners and enthusiastic members of the Icelandic horse community. Open days are held at participating stables across the country and any interested parties are encouraged to invite their friends and families to meet the Icelandic horse breed up close. 

The festival’s intention, from the outset, has been to showcase the Icelandic horses’ many excellent qualities to an international audience, as well as to stimulate and enlarge the community and tour operators here in Iceland. In support, the government has promised an investment of 25 million ISK for four years in a bid to help to strengthen this vitally important industry. 

May Day

May Day is a public holiday in Iceland and is an unofficial day of protest.

Falling on the same day as the International Day of the Icelandic Horse, May 1st sees the proletariat masses enjoying a day away from the shackles of employment; Americans know it as ‘Labour Day’, whilst we enjoy the public holiday as ‘May Day’.

May Day in Iceland has become something of an unofficial day of protest in Iceland, the perfect opportunity to vent one’s anger at the frustrations of the previous year. What exactly is being protested is entirely up to the individual themselves; individuals carry banners and signs making their personal demands and concerns clear.  

In previous years, protesters of all calibre have gathered together at Hlemmur Bus Station before marching together down the main street of downtown Reykjavik, Laugavegur, in a hustle-bustle of chanting, sing-song and demands. Finally, the procession ends at Ingólfstorg Square where a number of speeches are held and cakes and coffees are supplied by representatives of Iceland's trade unions. 

What’s the Weather Like in May in Iceland?

Exploring Iceland in May will open up almost all attractions and sites to you; waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, mountain roads, etc.

Iceland’s weather in May is, however, certainly on the upturn; as the dying days of winter rasp their last breath, the sunshine begins to make a more routine appearance and the winds begin to simmer down to a gentle breeze. In regards to the seasons, Icelanders consider May to fall somewhere between late-spring and early-summer.

On average, May has more sunshine hours than any other month and the least rainfall. One can expect temperatures to range between 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit)  and 20° Celsius (68° ¨Fahrenheit), meaning stepping out in little more than a t-shirt and shorts is sometimes possible.

With that being said, make sure to pack yourself some sturdy winter clothing; after all, if Iceland’s weather could be described in one word, that would be almost always be “unpredictable.” 

It's best to pack a variety of clothing for a May trip to Iceland. The weather, after all, is still rather unpredictable.

As for daylight hours, May sees a great increase from April; at the beginning of the month, the sun rises at 05.00 and sets at 22:00. The end of the month sees the sunrise at 03.30 and set at 23.30, meaning there are only four hours of darkness.

With such radiant light basking across the island, May is an excellent period for travellers looking to maximise their holiday experience, hoping to get in as many sights and activities as possible.

Recommended Itineraries for May

If you're still stuck for ideas, check out the following Guide To Iceland itineraries, the perfect inspiration for your May holiday to Iceland. We have included a number of itinerary lengths in order to better help you find the best fit:

How did you enjoy your experience in Iceland in May? What did you get up to and how did you find the weather? Was there anything you found that wasn't open to you? Please, feel free to leave your comments and questions in the Facebook box below: