Autumn in Iceland

Starting from late August to late October or early November, Autumn is the Iceland’s off-season. The temperature in Autumn season is not as nice as in summer and gets colder and colder each day. Iceland in Autumn is still great to visit and explore. The clear blue sky and a few travellers around are reasons to wander to Iceland in Autumn. Some activities in warmer months such as horseback riding, soaking in the Blue Lagoon, visiting waterfalls and glaciers, exploring caves and black sand beaches and seal and whale watching still can do in the Autumn. You can even snorkel at the rift at Thingvellir National Park. Though you can’t go on river rafting or highland tours and see the midnight sun, you will be able to go mushroom or berry-picking in the countryside. Wild blueberries, crowberries and strawberries await for you.

Traveling to Iceland during the foliage, you will see the brilliant autumn colours of Iceland and may have a glimpse of the first fall of snow. When the snow falls, you will see the incredible scenery of the pure white snow contrasting with the vibrant autumn colours. And when September comes, Icelandic farmers trek out to the mountains to round up their sheep and horses. It is a huge community celebration in the countryside of Iceland and tourist are welcome to participate. Moreover, September is the beginning of Northern Lights season. Don’t forget to look up to the sky at night to catch amazing Northern Lights!

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