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puffin pairs sitting on the rocks in their colony near reykjavik
Island Explorer Diary

August in Iceland; What you need to know.

August in Iceland is the last month of summer. It’s one of the most popular times to visit, with all the summer festivities in full swing. The days are long and warm, but we do have night time towards the end of it, and sometimes get great Northern Lights displays! The puffins are still here too! So in this awesome month you can go puffin watching and Northern Lights watching in the same day!

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konudager - womans day in Iceland is a day celebrating women. So this image is two women cheering with their arms up, facing into the sun.
Island Explorer Diary

July in Iceland; What you need to know.

July in Iceland is the height of summer. Most Icelanders would say it is their favourite month, with endless days full of festivals, hiking, roadtrips, and camping. It is a truly stunning time of year in Iceland.

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Minke whale mother and calf in iceland.
Island Explorer Diary

May in Iceland; What you need to know.

May in Iceland is a beautiful time of year, fresh greenery is ever where and the days are much more likely to be sunny than in April. It’s not as busy as the following months but there’s still definitely warmth in the sun!

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whale watching and golden circle tour ring road
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Want to drive the Iceland Ring Road?

With our small population and mountainous terrain we don’t have a huge about of roads in Iceland, but the ones we do have are epic. Sweeping landscapes, tunnels through mountains, and glorious waterfalls litter the country, and one of the best ways to see them is on the iconic Route 1, Iceland’s ring road.

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Photograph of diamond beach, a black sand beach in the south of iceland that is covered by large and small icebergs. The icebergs come from the nearby glacial face. The ice looks slightly blue. 
Island Explorer Diary

Diamond Beach; What’s best? Summer or Winter?

Diamond Beach is many tourists top Icelandic destination when they visit our shores, and for good reason. It is so far from anything they have at home, it’s hard to even comprehend what is being seen. The black sand beach is scattered with clear, often blue tinted icebergs of varying sizes, sparkling in the sunshine.

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