If you’re visiting Iceland in winter, it’s possible to road trip in Iceland and drive all of Ring Road! This is a complete 10 day Itinerary for Iceland in winter. Despite what you may have read about road trips in Iceland, you can drive Iceland’s Ring Road in winter and Iceland in the winter is absolutely beautiful. If you’re planning your Iceland road trip and you’re an experienced winter driver, we recommend doing your iceland road trip in winter as you can expect lower prices, fewer people, and incredible nature.
If you’re planning to visit Iceland in winter, you need to plan your Iceland packing list beforehand as Iceland is expensive. We planned a visit to Iceland in winter on a budget. This is what we actually brought on our 10 day Iceland road trip in winter. If you’re wondering what to wear in Iceland in December and what the icelandic weather in December is like, keep reading for tips for what to pack for Iceland in winter.
When we decided to visit Iceland in December, people told us we were crazy to drive in Iceland in winter. However, our Iceland road trip in December was great. Winter in Iceland is fierce, but beautiful. Keep reading for more travel tips for Iceland in winter if you’re considering a self driving tour of Iceland.
Although this guide sounds... cautionary, Iceland in winter is magical. Visiting an ice cave, which only forms in winter, was one of the best parts of our Iceland trip. Similarly, we were able to save money on accommodations, explore Iceland without the crowds, have the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, and pack in more adventure activities as we’d position ourselves near multiple tours that we’d be doing. You’ll rarely meet people (except at guest houses), so it makes it an instant bonding moment about the insanity of driving in Iceland whenever you meet anyone else.
Karen and Jacob. American expats from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... We are moving to Paris!
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