Ok, let’s get the obvious couple things out of the way. First, most would answer that summer is the best time of year to visit Iceland. And, two, the answer to this question is completely subjective. The true answer depends on what your interests and priorities are. So that you can make the best decision about when to travel to Iceland, we’ll briefly describe the seasons:
The summer in Iceland is basically June through August. It is marked by long days, almost 24 hours at the peak. For most, this takes some getting used to - in a good way. Bring an eye mask if you value a dark sleeping environment. The long days of summer will give you lots of time to enjoy very full days. During this time of year Iceland is very green - seriously, like nuclear green. All parts of the country are now accessible as most of the snow is gone. Obviously this is when you can expect the warmest temperatures of the year. But don’t expect hot, Iceland is seldom warmer than cool. Also, don’t necessarily expect sunny skies. Recent summers here were marked by cloudy skies and rain.
The down side of summer in Iceland. This is when the majority of people come here so it can be a little crowded - relative to a non-crowded country. It is also the most expensive time to visit in terms of airfare and accommodation.
Little known and unique opportunity during Iceland’s Summer. Greenland tours. If you are interested in experiencing Greenland, Iceland’s domestic airline offers daily flights.