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Travel to Iceland in May

Iceland summer

Summertime in Iceland

The month of May is the perfect time to travel to Iceland. Summer is finally in full swing and it is the ideal time to explore the outdoors through Iceland tours, adventures and excursions. In Iceland, the month of April is the transition period between a dreary winter and a blossoming spring with traces of both depending on the day and time. May is the final breakthrough month where the last touches of winter fade away and there is a feeling of consistent sunshine. If you are a tourist who is interested in Iceland, this is truly the month you should plan your trip around.

While you’re in Iceland amidst such great weather you should take advantage of the beautiful, natural scenery that surrounds the capital city of Reykjavik. There are tour operators who offer expert guided tours into the back country of Iceland allowing you to see the sights that Iceland is famous for in the safest way possible. Such tours offered include bus tours, jeep tours, hiking tours, airplane tours, ice climbing tours, horse riding tours and skiing tours.

All of these Iceland day tours are action packed and fun for the whole family. By coming in May you will not only benefit from the promising weather forecast but also by beating the crowds. June, July and August are the rush months when tourists flood Iceland and make things a little hectic and less convenient. So if you have ever considered going to Iceland then definitely try to make it there in the month of May. The weather is warm, there are tons of fun, outdoor activities to do and it is right before the summer tourist rush. I hope this post is helpful to all you potential Iceland visitors.

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Iceland Tours

Why?  How?

Let’s start with Why.  First, Iceland looks like this:

See those big white areas?  Those are glaciers.  About 11% of Iceland is covered in glaciers, and they are fairly accessible.

Have you ever seen a glacier?  It’s pretty amazing to see one in person, to touch it, feel it, smell the ice.  You can walk on them with special equipment attached to your feet, called crampons.  They look like giant spikes, because… they are.  With these babies on, you can walk on ice like Spiderman walks on the sides of buildings.

Iceland travel necessities, Crampons

Crampons - funny name, good traction on ice!

If that’s not your thing, but you want to get outdoors in Iceland just the same, consider an Iceland Day Tour in a Super Jeep.  No, they’re not really Jeeps, they’re Land Rovers, Nissan Patrols, and Toyota Landcruisers, all specially outfitted with huge tires, radios, snorkels (for river crossing – no kidding).