Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Iceland with fewer visitors then in the summer, leaving many areas of the country free to explore and enjoy at lower prices. Wild landscapes, beautiful autumn colors, and northern lights are just some of the reasons why you should visit Iceland in the fall.
It does not matter if you travel to Iceland on your own or in a group with a guide, you will be amazed by the diversity of natural wonders that you can see in Iceland during the fall: waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes, and much more.
If you visit Iceland in autumn, you will be struck by the beauty of the landscape and the autumn colours. In addition to the expected tones of yellow, orange, and red, Iceland also offers pink, purple, and magenta. The colours are also a beautiful contrast to the blue glaciers and the gray sea. If you like photography, autumn in Iceland is really special.
Autumn is also an exciting time to visit Reykjavík. The days get colder and shorter, which creates a cosy atmosphere to enjoy Reykjavik and all it offers: restaurants, museums & culture life, shopping, and spa experiences. Although there are fewer hours of daylight and a bit chillier than during the summer months, the weather is usually relatively good in the fall. You can still enjoy many of the popular outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, hiking (September) snorkeling, caving, quad biking, geothermal bathing, and glacier hiking. In the month of September, it is also possible to participate in an event of Réttir, the Icelandic rodeo.
Most inland roads will be closed to all vehicles from early September, but you can still visit the West Fjords and you will have a good chance to see the Northern Lights without getting too cold.