Iceland photography workshop - best time of year

4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #757406 by Roy Wilson
Man, Iceland is such a wild place! I mean, it's like you've stepped onto another planet, with all the geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes. I've talked to a few guests on my podcast who've been there, and it seems like a transformative experience.

So, when to go? Look, it depends on what you're after. If you wanna catch those mesmerizing Northern Lights, winter months, especially from September to March, are your best bet. It's colder, days are shorter, but the skies, man... it's something else.

But if you're looking for longer daylight hours and milder weather, summer – from June to August – might be the way to go. It's also the prime time for puffin watching. Have you seen those birds? They're trippy! And you'll also get to explore the highlands, which are usually inaccessible during winter.

That being said, remember Iceland's weather is unpredictable. It's like a box of chocolates – you never know what you're gonna get. Just be prepared for all kinds of weather, pack accordingly, and you'll have a blast.

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4 months 1 week ago #757408 by Inez Villarin
It's Iceland, there is no bad time up there.  If you going on all inclusive workshop, just make sure you understand what is included and what isn't.  Ask questions ahead of time.  Ask me how I know :angry:


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4 months 1 week ago #757420 by Steve Zahra
Summer would likely be fun there.  But for me, the ice caves are bad ass, I hope to experience during next couple years. 


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4 months 1 week ago #757507 by Amy Porter
I'd go when the least number of tourist are going to be there!


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4 months 1 week ago #757543 by Roman Omell

Moe wrote:

Razky wrote:

Fess Walker wrote: We are sitting around the breakfast table this morning and thinking about doing an Iceland trip this year. Curious though, when is the best time of the year for Iceland? I see people going year round, but is there a 'best time' to go?

What have the folks who do Iceland workshops said?


I think that’s why he’s asking.



Ha!  I was going to say the same thing.   :rofl:


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4 months 6 days ago #757608 by Sawyer
Can you see any black beaches during winter months?

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4 months 5 hours ago #757960 by Prago
We head there Feb 21st next year.  Should be incredible timing.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #758213 by Miss Polly
Hasn’t Iceland gotten taken over my tourist in the last number of years?  I would go to Greenland or Norway first. 


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3 months 2 weeks ago #758296 by Street Shark
Check out 'Inspirational Photo - Nov 12' here.  Iceland beauty! 


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3 months 1 week ago #758561 by Frisco
IMO, any time of the year.  That country is just so scenic.  They have a volcano that is giving them grief so not sure how things are in certain areas right now.  

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3 months 1 week ago #758686 by Ontherocks
Do you need special license to drive a car in Iceland?


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