Reykjavík in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Visitors descend en masse – especially in Reykjavík and the south.
  • Prices peak and accommodation bookings are essential.
  • Endless daylight, plentiful festivals, busy activities.

Shoulder (May & Sep)

  • Breezier weather; occasional snows.
  • Optimal conditions for those who prefer smaller crowds, lower prices.

Low Season (Oct–Apr)

  • Long nights with possible Northern Lights viewings.
  • Winter activities including skiing, snowshoeing, visiting ice caves.