Best time to go to Iceland
Iceland has two very distinct tourist seasons. The summer months bring those looking for midnight sun and good road-tripping conditions. Winter, meanwhile, is ideal for holidaymakers after a glimpse of the Northern Lights. This is because the days are shorter and the skies are darker – in mid-January, the sun comes up at 11am and sets again at around 4.30pm. These reduced daylight hours result in cold temperatures, which can plummet as low as -10°C at times. Make sure you’re prepared by packing thermal clothing, warm boots and a good-quality coat.