Many minor roads shut due to weather conditions.
Growing number of winter activities on offer, including skiing, snowshoeing, visiting ice caves.
Brief spurts of daylight, long nights with possible Northern Lights viewings.
(May & Sep)
Breezier weather and occasional snows in the interior.
Optimal visiting conditions for those who prefer smaller crowds and lower prices to cloudless days.
Visitors descend en masse – especially to Reykjavík and the south. Prices peak, accommodation bookings are essential.
Endless daylight, plentiful festivals, busy activities.
Interior mountain roads open (to 4WDs), hikers welcome.