When is the best time to travel to Iceland?
We would be tempted to say that the best time to travel to Iceland would be in June, July, and August but there is no best time actually. Everything depends on what you are looking for. Iceland in the summer time and Iceland in winter time are two different countries.
In the summertime, you have the daylight 24h/24h, that is magic. You can cross the country from south to north or vice versa by the highlands. You will see incredible colors in the highlands – you can rent a car and then visit the country on your own pace – you can take your time for bird watching, whale watching, take a bath in the hot springs, walking…. and just enjoy the nature.
In the winter time you will see the northern lights and in the countryside, you will have completely different colors from the summer. You can not cross the country from north to south by the highlands by yourself with a rental car for example, but you can go to the highlands, with a Super Jeep and a driver and take a bath in hot springs, go skiing, or drive a snowmobile. (You can drive a snowmobile also in the summer time but on the glaciers).
The winter time is great for short breaks, for example staying in Reykjavik and making day tours out of Reykjavik. But also great for skiing trips, cross-country skiing trips with pulka, and much, much more.
So summer or winter ….. spring or autumn…. each season has its charm, you will experience a different country in each season…that is Iceland.