April in Iceland; What you need to know.

image of 2 puffins, Sea Trips Reykjavik does regular puffin tours during the breeding season using both the speedboat - RIB - and its luxury yachts

April is one of the cheapest months to visit Iceland, yet it has the best of summer and winter! We still have enough night time to see the Northern Lights but the Puffins start arriving!

What’s the weather like in April in Iceland?

Whilst April is technically summertime in Iceland we currently have about a foot of snow on the ground, but last week we were sunbathing by one of the awesome municipal swimming pools! Because of the huge variation in weather it is hard to predict however usually it is hovers just over freezing (0-5°C or 32-41°F) Why not have a look at our guide of What to pack for Iceland.

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Weather in Iceland from Meteobox

Can you see the Northern Lights in April in Iceland?

The short answer is; YES!

After a winter of long nights the day/night balance returns to normal in April. In order to see the Northern Lights you need three things; Clear skies, lots of solar energy, and night time. In the middle of summer we don’t get all three! So we have had some fantastic displays of aurora in Reykjavik in April, and your best chance to see them is to go on a tour. At SeaTrips we study the skies carefully, so we know when to head out and where to look! Plus you get to relax on a gorgeous yacht.

Most northern lights tours will end in mid-April because that is when the true night is over for the year.

Time and date chart from icelandcloseup

Can you see puffins in April in Iceland?

Yes! These gorgeous birds are back from their winter at sea. They come to Iceland to breed. Learn more about puffins here. You can visit them on in Reykjavik harbour on our brilliant tours with our passionate crew.

Can you see whales and dolphins in April in Iceland?

Yes! You can see many different species of whales and dolphins all year round. But especially in April in Iceland, as this is the beginning of the high whale season, with breeding adults returning from their mating grounds. You can come whale watching with us on our yachts!


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