Something to look forward to? Iceland in the Summertime


With much of the world in lockdown right now, there is still no reason why we can’t use the time spent indoors to look forward to happier times. And there is little doubt that there will be a lot of pent-up desire to travel just waiting to be fulfilled once this unfortunate situation passes. So where will you be heading when it is safe to do so? And have you ever thought about visiting Iceland in the Summer?

Maybe you have heard that Iceland is a must-see location – a land full of lagoons, waterfalls, mountains and lakes. If so, what you have heard is absolutely right! Iceland is truly a dream location to visit in the Summer; it’s a time when the country presents the visitor with adventurous opportunities and long days.

So what kinds of adventures can you actually enjoy in Iceland? Read on to learn just some of the undeniable reasons for visiting this beautiful country and soon you’ll hopefully be convinced to choose Iceland as your next holiday destination.

24-hour daylight

One of the many amazing things to experience on your visit to Iceland is almost 24-hours of daylight. No, this isn’t a joke. It will not get dark at night from May 21 until July 30, as the sun barely sets in summer. Pretty exciting, right? But that doesn’t mean that summers in Iceland are too hot. Typical temperatures in Iceland in the Summertime are 10–15°C (50-60°F), so you can actually enjoy every minute of your stay without having to worry about it being too hot. Additionally, the midnight sun phenomenon allows you to maximize your outdoor activities and have fun without the usual “daytime” restrictions.

Natural environment

Do you love nature? With Iceland’s incredible natural environment, we’re confident that the more mundane tourist attractions that you might be used to, will not compare. In many parts of the world, the excessive influx of tourists and their interaction with the environment, actually leads to its deterioration, but this could not be further from the case in Iceland. Instead, in Iceland you will discover the true color of nature that will leave you tempted to visit each and every Summer. Start packing and get ready to delve into the wonders of Icelandic nature. Let the cool breeze brush by your face and breathe in the fresh air. Feel the sparkling fresh water and marvel at the magnificent sky. This is a place which takes you far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and lets you breathe in peace and enjoy being outdoors.

Relax in luxury

When visiting Iceland, you don’t have to forego luxury at the expense of amazing adventures and activities. You can enjoy the best of both worlds and definitely the best that Iceland has to offer. Since the opening of the first luxurious five-star hotel at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland has really made a name for itself in luxury travel. The best way to experience this remarkable country is in pure luxury. With first class accommodation and a choice of activities at your fingertips.

One of the best ways to relax in luxury is to soak in Iceland’s famous geothermal pools and natural hot springs. These heated pools are so therapeutic: all you need to do is just dip, relax and look at the sky. It makes you forget all your worries and refreshes your body and mind.

Adventure in style

Get set for adventures through a unique landscape and indulge your inner explorer. When it comes to adventures and activities the options are endless! Whether you head up the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier that erupted in 2010 for a snowmobiling adventure or go horseback riding on the Icelandic Horse that is known for its five gaits and ability to cross rough terrain you will leave with unforgettable memories.

In the Summer you can really see the wildlife come to life, as Iceland gets many different bird species that migrate during that season. You will see many whales around the coast lines and you are likely to spot a puffin. The Atlantic puffin is somewhat considered the Icelandic mascot since we get estimated 8 to 10 million puffins here every Summer.

A variety of beautiful landscapes

On your trip to Iceland, you can expect a variety of terrain, from mountains and green valleys to lakes and lagoons, to waterfalls and ice. Whether you wish to delve into nature or seek more thrilling adventures, make sure you also leave time to truly discover the many incredible places that you will visit so you can learn about our culture, literature and history.

The days are long enough; there are many unique adventures, places to relax and activities to choose from, so you may want to take advantage of visiting places you may not otherwise have considered or want to plan a holiday to look forward to later on this year or in 2021.

Sigurður Sindri Magnússon is Owner of Deluxe Iceland. Deluxe Iceland is an authorised luxury travel agency and tour operator based in Iceland.

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Comments (7)

  1. Lynne Gardner says:

    Who knows the sudden reduction in carbon emissions may halt global warming and Iceland might get its ice back in winter? The drastic reduction in emissions is far more than Extinction Rebellion or any climate activist ever dreamed off. Iceland may get a climate back where it has very different tourist seasons in summer and winter.

    • Jason says:

      Well I don’t think I would have considered looking at it that way with regard to a reduction in carbon emissions. I guess you’re right, a country like Iceland is particularly vulnerable to a change in the climate. Would you rather be there in the summer or winter? I’m not too sure I’d want to be there in the freezing cold months!

  2. Jen Scott says:

    Iceland has always seemed quite magical to me, and it’s so unique so you’ll never get a holiday quite like it. I’ve never been but I have a few friends who have and they’ve all been back again for round two. Years ago I wouldn’t have considered it as a holiday, not sure why, probably because I didn’t know enough about it. These days with learning more and it being far more accessible, I’d actually love to go.

    I think the Northern Lights are quite common on bucket lists but it’s almost a shame to neglect the rest of what Iceland has to offer. I hadn’t even realised the thing with almost continual daylight, that seems so strange. Very cool, but strange when you’re used to such distinct day and night skies. I wouldn’t even want to try to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull but I love the idea of taking a snowmobile around there, that would be amazing. Such a beautiful place to let your mind wander to in times like these.

  3. Mamie Dawson says:

    To be completely honest, when I was a kid, I always think of Iceland as a country covered in ice. I just discovered that the country that is covered in ice is not Iceland but Greenland. These past few days, I was thinking of the things that I would do when the lockdown is over. Although, no one really knows when this might end. We all hope it is soon. Other countries have also imposed lockdowns so it’s really just planning maybe 2-4 months into the future. So I hope that people will get a chance to experience Iceland’s amazing midnight sun and 24-hour daytime. Also to enjoy the pristine outdoors and breathe in the fresh air. There are many things to do in the country and so many places to go to. I am thinking of traveling to find nature once again when this quarantine is over because I really miss the outside world. And wish, with the world, that we will soon be able to travel again, with more care and appreciation.

  4. Johnny says:

    Are midges an issue in the Summer in Iceland? I know in Greenland they can be a little bit bothersome so curious to know whether the same would be true in Iceland.

  5. Penny Evans says:

    I am planning to visit this Summer if restrictions allow me to. It will be my first time. Would love to see the geysers. Are there any that you would particularly recommend?

  6. Ivan Bell says:

    Absolutely LOVE the pictures and am delighted to hear that Iceland is opening back up to international tourists. I do hope it’s not too soon.

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