Travelling to Iceland in the winter has both benefits and drawbacks. You can save money on flights and hotels, but you’ll have less daylight to enjoy your surroundings and weather conditions will be more severe and unpredictable than during the warmer months. To determine whether or not this is the right time of year for you to visit Iceland, consider these pros and cons of traveling to Iceland in the winter…
The Piercing Cold
Iceland has the drawback of being quite cold. The winters may be especially harsh, with temperatures frequently falling well below zero. This viewpoint would lead one to believe that going there in the winter would be nothing short of insane. There is a lot of truth in this, but there is also another angle to take into account when purchasing summer travel to Iceland. Although it can get pretty chilly at times, summer is prime tourist season and hotels are less expensive then during the other seasons. If you want to save money on accommodations and you don’t mind traveling in colder weather, you might consider making your way there during the wintertime!
The Winter Beauty
Some people will tell you that Iceland is at its most beautiful during the winter, if you ask them. When you’re there, well, in the winter, you really get that “winter wonderland” atmosphere, from the Northern Lights to the amazing ice sculptures. So while it may be really chilly there in the winter, the sights will still be breathtaking. The other thing is that some days, or weeks even, can feel really sunny and warm. If you like being outside (and staying inside) all day then this could be a good time for you to go. The only downside is the prices are more expensive than usual because it’s not peak season so hotels might cost more than they usually do when everyone else wants to visit. But if you want to experience what feels like one of Earth’s purest environments during one of Earth’s harshest seasons then why not?