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Looking to take a trip to Iceland from April 22-30,2017. Has anyone gone during these times? Debating if we should wait until summer or go now. What are roads / weather like? Also we are planning on doing the blue lagoon, snorkeling between the two plates, driving the golden circle, hiking on glacier/ice cave... are these all doable during this time? Any other suggestions and must dos? Or would it be wise to wait for summer? Thanks in advance for any suggestions and feedback!

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    Hi, I can't help you out with what April is like but I have just returned from
    Iceland in winter and drove most of the island,1700 km in 4 days. The temps were 2-6 degrees c. There wasn't much snow, the only trouble was the wind. But we still went everywhere. Everything was stunning while we were there. We drove from Reykjavik to Akureyri and then even further north to visit the waterfalls Godfoss and dettifoss, then we drove back down and visited snaefellsness peninsula for a day. It's all lovely and you can travel around in winter and autum. Just depends what you want to get out of the trip :) 9 months ago

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    Hi Kari,
    I have been to Iceland in June during summer solstice and it's amazing to see the variety of landscape - snow, glaciers, green fields, volcanic beaches all vibrant at this time. Perfect time for long drives around the country considering longer day light hours as well. Many people go in winters, and most activities you mentioned are open in winters (except Silfra snorkelling between the plates, I think). Here is my 8 day itinerary around Iceland http://infitin.weebly.com/iceland-in-8-days.html
    Cheers,
    Ipsita 9 months ago

    Answered by Ipsita via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I went to Iceland in April 3 years ago. Things were quite green and we were able to do a glacier walk. We couldn't go to the interior yet but we did so much along the perimeter, from Reykjavik to Vik to the Snaefellsnes peninsula and more. Absolutely worth it! 9 months ago

    Answered by Caitlin via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I went to Iceland in April 3 years ago. Things were quite green and we were able to do a glacier walk. We couldn't go to the interior yet but we did so much along the perimeter, from Reykjavik to Vik to the Snaefellsnes peninsula, ├×ingvellir park, and the famous geiser, and more. Absolutely worth it! 9 months ago

    Answered by Caitlin via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    you def should go before summer,before the mass of people come to the island!and the thing with the weather:in iceland you can have any weather within half an hour and snow during summer or no snow in winter,everything is possible so you can not make a real forecast.but no matter what time or weather you will have a great time there for sure.it's just one of the best islands 9 months ago

    Answered by anna via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Absolutely! We traveled to Iceland in late March to early April last year. You won't be able to potentially view the Northern Lights - but, there is a lot of activities & sites to see. We used a rental car & had no issues getting to all the sites listed. Didn't do the snorkeling. Enjoyed the Blue Lagoon (it wasn't overly busy that time of year), the Golden Circle, seeing Reykjavik, & visiting other smaller towns along the way. We really enjoyed our trip there in 2016. 9 months ago

    Answered by Andrea via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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