Who knew that a country with the word "ice" in it's name could be such a hot destination? Sure it's winter, so the days are short - but that makes conditions ideal for the possibility of viewing the Northern Lights!
More than 200 volcanoes and numerous glaciers form the country's landscape. It's a frozen land that's always letting off steam. Its U-shaped valleys, jagged lava fields, monstrous ice caps, hot springs and geysers have carved a rugged, bizarre landscape you won't see anywhere else on Earth. But you don't need the fortitude of a Viking to enjoy Iceland. In fact, you can experience many of its extremes in relative comfort.
Iceland appeals to travelers who enjoy outdoor activities, rugged scenery, brisk weather and a relaxing, invigorating vacation (anyone who enjoys Alaska would be a prime candidate). The capital, Reykjavik, offers an array of overnight accommodations, from luxury hotels to youth hostels. There is an abundance of cafes and bistros in addition to fine-dining establishments. Reykjavik's nightlife is an all-night adventure, with some pubs and clubs staying open until the wee hours of the night.
Among Iceland's main attractions are hiking, fishing, river rafting, geysers, horse trekking, whale-watching, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, Viking ruins, puffin-watching, volcanoes, lava fields, the Midnight Sun, northern lights, hot springs, museums, glaciers and waterfalls.
The average temperature in Reykjavík is around 33-35°F in wintertime and around 54°F in summer. The temperature in Reykjavík can drop down to 14°F in winter, or go up to 50°F, and during summertime it can drop down to around 44°C and go up to 77°F
Reykjavík is in the south part of the country, and the further north you go there is a greater difference in the temperature.
Summer time is the high season and when most people come to Iceland. The weather is milder, the days are longer and it's truly a spectacular time to visit Iceland. If you're coming to Iceland for the first time, we would definitely recommend coming in the summer time.
Some attractions are only available during winter time, such as the elusive Northern Lights and spectacular ice caves in one of Iceland's many glaciers
3 things that make this place a romantic destination for honeymooners:
Romantic adventure – discovering a new place, glaciers, hiking, ice caves, northern lights
Blue lagoon –one of the 25 wonders of the world geotheromal sea waterlagoon
Cooler/cold weather means snuggling
Planning a trip to Iceland involves many details and using a travel professional for a trip like this for such a special occation is highly recommended.