How to Prepare for a Visit to Iceland in Winter and Spring?

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What is the best season to visit Iceland? What clothes do I wear? Or what is the worst thing that can happen to me in Iceland? These are a few questions every traveler asked while planning a vacation trip. However, no matter which season you choose, you will definitely love Iceland!

Waterfall Faxi in Winter - Golden Circle

Iceland during the winter season is generally considered to be from the month of September to April including autumn and April to May is the spring season. You can expect clear roads and comparatively low snowfall in spring than in winter. However, Iceland is unpredictable you probably could experience winter and summer season in a day. So, while travelling to Iceland you should be prepared for all kinds of weather. Here are a few recommendations we would like to make, of what clothes and things you should carry along with you during winter and spring tours in Iceland.

Winter Tours Iceland

  • Waterproof winter Jacket- Insulated waterproof and windproof jacket is what you should be prepared with while travelling to this country. It doesn’t matter what the thickness is, but you will definitely need one.
  • Thermal underwear- This might sound ridiculous, but is a lifesaver.
  • Thermos flask- Buy a flask to sip on hot water or coffee while camping or journeying lest you will end up buying a costlier thermos in Iceland.
  • Water resistant pants- You need them while going on adventures like snowmobiling and waiting for the Northern Lights.
  • Waterproof hiking boots- You will even get a fashionable women’s or men’s waterproof boots. They are useful while walking on ice and visiting the Gullfoss.
  • Woolen socks- Wear them under your waterproof boots to keep yourself warm all throughout your trip. You will really need them while you are on days of camping outdoors.
  • Weather resistant camera and power banks- If you are a nature enthusiast, then you will need a camera that will not dysfunction as the weather changed. You will want to capture the magical and the mystical natural phenomenon of Iceland.
  • Moisturizer, gloves, scarves and winter hats are a must too.
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights
Jökulsárlón Icebergs Reflection Glacier Lagoon Iceland
Jökulsárlón Icebergs Reflection Glacier Lagoon Iceland

You perhaps might also want to know when to and not to visit Iceland, depending on the condition of your health and the way of living. Visiting Iceland in winter and in the spring season is both beneficial, because in winter you will be able to capture the perfect picture as the lights in winter are just perfect for a picture; spot Northern Lights; less busy and the prices for accommodation are comparatively low; frozen nature creations like the frozen waterfall will leave open-mouthed; get the chance to see ice caves and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

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Snowmobiling
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Waterfall Gljufrabui

While in summer and spring time you will be able to enjoy more by sightseeing as the days are longer. In fact, exploring highland is only possible during summer; get close to waterfalls and see the real waterfall. Summer is also the best time for camping and hiking. However, remember it’s always better that you experiment Iceland in both the season.