Iceland

Best time to go and how to get there

Iceland: When to Go

The long days mean the whole summer is a great time to visit - June has the longest day, but is also the busiest month for visitors. The Northern Lights during winter are a big draw and are said to be at their best between November and February. Various events throughout the year attract visitors - Puffin Season and Reykjavík Arts Festival in May, Summer Solstice in June, and the Film Festival in September.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Getting There

NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.

ICELAND: BY AIR

From the UK: carriers include British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and icelandair.

Within Europe: try Icelandair, Iceland Express and easyJet.

From the USA: Icelandair and Iceland Express.

Getting Around

FROM THE AIRPORT: Taking a taxi into town is the easiest option is costly.The cheapest option is to take the Flybus coach which connects to all flights at Keflavik airport. It departs from directly in front of the terminal building and shuttles you into the BSÍ Bus Terminal in central Reykjavík. It takes 45 minutes, calling at most of the city's main hotels on the way. For afternoon arrivals, the Flybus also offers a stop off at the Blue Lagoon on the way to Reykjavik, including the entrance fee in the fare.

BY CAR: See our car rental recommendations. Parking is difficult in central Reykjavík so we recommend hiring a car when leaving town if your hotel does not have parking. Many of the inland tracks can become icy, flooded and impassable (check weather conditions and take extra care in winter).