Winter in Iceland

Iceland is located just south of the Arctic Circle. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, that shields the island from the northern influence of the Arctic currents, temperatures are remarkably mild in winter. So, winter in Iceland is not as harsh as it looks when it comes down to it. The average winter temperatures are hardly ever below -5 degrees Celsius. The only exception is the interior of the island, whose temperatures can drop to -20 degrees Celsius.

Iceland's winters present a buffet of light and colors and give us a glimpse of all of Iceland's dazzling winter landscapes!

Wintertrip: use a 4-wheel drive vehicle!

Iceland is Hot!


(also in winter)

Winter glacier hiking on Sólheimajökjull

The Sólheimajökull glacier is situated about 2 hours east of Reykjavik. This glacier is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We explored the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

By the eruption of Eyjafjalla in 2010 the Sólheimajökull glacier is contaminated with ash that the ice and snow shades in all kinds of varries gray and even black color.

In the gallery a random selection of our most favorite Iceland winter shots

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