March in Iceland; What you need to know.

White-tailed sea eagle hunting in Iceland

March 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 we can have really beautiful early spring days!

What’s the weather like in March in Iceland?

Whilst March is very much a winter month but occasionally you get really bright days, however they are still cold – just below freezing – so we call that weather Window Weather. When it looks warm outside but when you leave the house it’s still very chilly – especially when the wind comes from the North! 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 March in Iceland?

The short answer is; YES!

After a winter of long nights the day/night balance is almost normal in March. 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! We have had some fantastic displays of aurora in Reykjavik in March, 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.

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Can you see puffins in March in Iceland?

No. Sadly these gorgeous birds are out at sea. They come back to Iceland to breed in April. Learn more about puffins here. When they are visiting our shores you can visit them on in Reykjavik harbour on our brilliant tours with our passionate crew.

Can you see whales and dolphins in March in Iceland?

Yes! You can see many different species of whales and dolphins all year round. It isn’t quite the high season for whale watching yet, but we frequently see whales and dolphins, especially white beaked dolphins and minke whales. You can come whale watching with us on our yachts!


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