5 days in December
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 7:53 AM Last Post By: Icelandguide
Nov 11, 2012 12:50 PM
Nov 13, 2012 6:19 AM
Nov 13, 2012 7:54 AM
2Whilst winter offers sights unavailable in summer, be aware that in December the daylight is at its least, so you will have relatively limited opportunities for seeing the nature, because it will be dark for so much of the time you will be there, not to mention losses due to the unspeakable weather that turns up with some regularity at this time of year. So far as I can tell, #1 visited Iceland in October, when there would have been several hours more daylight per day than you would have in December.
Would you have any opportunity instead to go in Feb or March instead, when it will still be winter but with a lot more daylight for seeing the nature during the day?
Nov 14, 2012 10:58 AM
well the idea was to have the opportunity to see the northern lights and combined with a city we found the idea to travel to reykjavik great. also we have a special package deal with iceland air...
however, it's still quite exepsnive and it's a pity that we can't really see much of the nature around...there are 8-11 hours tours and I'm wondering if they guide people around in the dark?!
we have no chance to go in february or march - for me there would be a possibility to go in summer but no chance to see the northern lights then!
Nov 15, 2012 2:46 AM
You can certainly have a nice time and see some stuff during the day visiting Iceland even in December, it is simply that for a winter experience it would probably be better in Feb-Mar.
Don't be too set on the northern lights though. You can't see them if it's cloudy, too much light pollution, or they are not on. In 5 days, there is no guarantee, and the centre of Reykjavik is not a good place to be to maximise your chances of seeing them, because of the light pollution. To avoid disappointment, see them as a bonus, not an objective. And ignore any hype about this being a spectacularly good time to see them, it isn't.
Nov 15, 2012 7:53 AM
5Winter is just fine to visit Iceland, here are some different tours for the northern lights:
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