The weather in Iceland can be pretty unpredictable and will change depending on the time of year you’re visiting, so figuring out what to pack for a week in Iceland can be pretty daunting. Use my Iceland packing guide and revise as needed based on weather and season for when you plan your own trip to Iceland!
Iceland is beautiful all year round, but many activities are season-related. It's easier to decide when to travel if you know what you expect to see and to do. This short guide will help you choose when to travel to Iceland - in summer or winter.
With only 300,000 people, Iceland has the atmosphere of a small town everywhere you go. I could rave all day about Iceland—it’s natural wonders are truly something to behold—from massive glaciers and bubbling lava to picturesque fjords and waterfalls. Iceland is one of the safer destinations I have traveled solo, and that is why I highly recommend it to solo female travelers, and especially travelers taking their first solo trip!
In December/January, Iceland has around 4-5 hours of sunlight, but pretty much that whole time is Golden Hour(s), with a solid hour or two on each end of soft, muted lighting. This leads to spectacular opportunities for photography, and our itinerary was crafted to chase the light.