21/02/2020 12:02

You may have heard that the only time to visit Iceland is during the summer months.

Well, we beg to differ. It really depends on what you are looking to experience. Sure, June to late August is the peak travel season in Iceland due to warmer weather, long days and accessibility to more remote sites. But there is still plenty to experience in other seasons and several reasons why it actually makes more sense to visit Iceland in the autumn.

BEAUTIFUL Although temperatures are lower and the days are shorter, the weather is still favorable in the fall and most roads are still accessible at least in September and October. Furthermore, Iceland is so incredibly beautiful in the Autumn with the leaves changing colors, rainbows and berries everywhere and of course the amazing sunsets, now that the sun actually sets.

CROWDS AND PRICES Now that the summer tourist is gone; you will experience less crowds at the popular destinations making it easier for you to spread out and catch those awesome instagram shots without random tourists with a selfie sticks ruining your view. Let's not forget the best reason for travelling to Iceland in the fall is the money you will save as most airlines and hotels drop their prices significantly in the fall season making Iceland a bit more affordable.

THINGS TO DO September is the time to join in on one of Iceland's oldest cultural traditions; the annual sheep round-up aka Réttir. Sounds like fun? Well, Réttir is the biggest farming event in Iceland. It is when farmers gather and round up all their sheep and horses from the mountains and it becomes a big community celebration. Farmers invite family, friends and anyone who´s interested to help out with rounding up the sheep and of course it´s followed by a night of singing, dancing and drinking. And if you haven't already, this is the time and season to try fresh organic Icelandic lamb. It doesn't get better anywhere else, we promise!

For you movie buffs, be sure to check out Reykjavík International Film Festival ( Riff is an independent non profit organization and the festival takes place every year in late September for eleven days. And another big autumn event in Iceland is the notorious Airwaves, music festival, held every year late October/early November. This year the festival is held November 1-5. Last but not least, in September the Northern Lights start making their first appearance being the number one attraction for travellers visiting Iceland in the fall and winter months.

We look forward to welcoming you this fall.

Icelandic Christmas Season
Icelanders LOVE their Christmas traditions and most families hold onto them very strongly. Here you will learn about some of them.
A Famous Little Tourist Volcano
The volcano in Fagradalsfjall is still going strong, new fissure vents keep opening and the everchanging volcano has not only caught the attention Icelandic hikers but planetry scientist, international news media and even musicians and wedding planners.
A local favorite
Visiting a local thermal pool in Iceland is a great and inexpensive fun for the whole family and a great way to experience the local culture.
Eurovision & Húsavík
The Eurovision song contest is an international song competition held annually, usually in May. The small town Húsavík served as the setting for the 2020 Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The title song from the movie is also named Húsavík and the song received an oscar nomination for Orignal song for a film.
Iceland Airwaves
Iceland Airwaves is the most important music festival in Iceland and is held every year in early November at various music venues, record stores, art museums, bars and even in a church, all located in downtown Reykjavík.
We use cookies to personalize content and to analyze our traffic. Please decide if you are willing to accept cookies from our website.