September - October
The autumn is a great time to visit Iceland as it`s still relatively mild (getting colder each day though) and the prices for accommodations and flights go down. During this time you`ll get the opportunity to catch the gorgeous autumn colors of Iceland, perhaps experience the first snowfall of the year, or even catch the Northern Lights - this is said to be two of the best months to see them.
A few of the downfalls when visiting Iceland this time of year is that it may be rather windy, wet and quite cold, and the most renowned natural attractions end (typically after September). Roads in the hinterlands are generally closed starting from October through until spring. Fall daylight hours are roughly the same as in North America or Europe. The average temperature is similar to springtime, between 32°F to 50°F, but autumn feels a bit colder with the winds.
Events and Festivals
- Reykavik International Film Festival (Septmeber)