Iceland Vacation Packages

Venture to a land where myth and legend roam around every corner. Begin your day walking through a glacier or set your sights on an active volcano as you experience the extremes of this diverse landscape. Hike to majestic waterfalls, soak in an ancient hot spring, or sail with whales and dolphins along the pristine coast. Adventure awaits you in the breath taking landscapes of Iceland.

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Best time to travel

When is the Best Time to Travel to Iceland for YOU?

When is the Best Time to Travel to Iceland for YOU?

Although Iceland is located just south of the Arctic Circle, it does have four distinct seasons which offer boundless adventure opportunities and dramatic displays of vibrant life.

Winter

  • Winters are remarkably mild with the average January temperature in Reykjavik (-0.5°C /31°F) similar to New York City or Hamburg. It is not unusual to see snow in October or April, but it rarely stays on the ground for more than a few days. Outdoor life goes on as usual throughout winter when horseback riding, outdoor swimming and snow adventure activities take on an added element of excitement under the shimmering Northern Lights.

Spring

  • Spring arrives in April when temperatures begin to warm up and nature awakens from its winter rest with sprouting green grass and flowers. April and May represent spring shoulder season for savvy travelers trying to score a travel deal before the summer tourists arrive. Fishing, whale watching and golf season begin and migratory birds return to gradually greener pastures. On the mountain slopes the last of the snow melts and the fresh scent of spring fills the air.

Summer

  • In June summer takes over from spring, when meadows turn neon green and Viking horses and sheep are released to roam the countryside. Summers in Iceland can be delightfully warm plus the added bonus of the magnificent Midnight Sun which gives 24 hours of daylight and the excitement of midnight golf. It is the height of tourist season with most hotels and guest houses operating at peak capacity.

Fall

  • September and October bring cooler temperatures and the beginning of Northern Lights Season while daylight hours are still normal. The cultural calendar heats up with film, art and music festivals including Reykjavik’s favorite Iceland Airwaves.

What to prepare

Wondering What to Pack for Your Iceland Adventure Vacation?

Wondering What to Pack for Your Iceland Adventure Vacation?
  • The key to dressing for Iceland’s climate is layering, regardless of season. Lightweight woolens, rain- and windproof jacket & trousers, and good walking/hiking shoes are essential if you plan to do any touring in nature.
  • When traveling to Iceland in winter you should bring along a warm overcoat, hat, scarf, gloves, socks (preferably made of wool) as well a sweater and/or cardigan, and weatherproof shoes. Long thermal underwear (a shirt and pants), a layer of fleece on top.
  • In summer, carry a light, and preferably water-resistant, jacket.
  • As trails are not common, sturdy walking shoes for trekking & hiking are needed. Else comfortable sneakers are convenient. Sometimes even rubber boots can be of use.
  • Good to bring casual clothes for going out.
  • Always bring a bathing suit! Icelanders’ favorite pastime year-round is outdoor swimming in the countless geothermally-heated pools and lagoons.

Insider tips

Electricity

  • The electric current in Iceland is 220 volts; 50 Hz AC. Icelandic electrical plugs are of the rounded, European two-pin type.

Currency & Money Exchange

  • The Icelandic monetary unit is the krona (plural kronur), which is abbreviated Kr or ISK. Money can be easily exchanged at the airport, bank and currency exchanges. All major credit cards are accepted and can be used to pay for virtually anything – except the public buses. Electron, Maestro and EDC debit cards are increasingly being accepted by merchants. ATM/Bank machines are found in most banks and many other locations throughout the country. Look for the Hradbanki sign.

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