Gateway to the northern lights
Brimming with charm and sophistication, it’s no surprise that Reykjavik is becoming one of the most popular destinations for a weekend getaway. Step off the plane and you will instantly fall in love with the fresh Nordic air and the quaint feel of the capital city.
The Ring Road, Route 1, is the prime Icelandic route, and along with a few essential detours, it will show you the best of my favorite Nordic country. We drove the Ring Road in 10 days and journeyed around the entire island — don’t miss my tips for driving the Ring Road and how to survive in a camper van for ten days before taking your adventure! No surprises here, but Iceland is a cold country. Very cold. Temperatures are in the twenties to thirties in the winter; even the warmest summer afternoons rarely reach sixty degrees. July and August are the best time to visit because you’ll have ample sunshine and fairly good weather. Consider September and October too because the prices are lower, and you’ll have a better shot of seeing the northern lights.