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Iceland in April
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 3, 2022 Share on

Iceland in April – A Complete Guide to a Magical Vacation!

The ancient land of fire and ice offers mammoth glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, stunning beaches, and active volcanoes. Iceland is a majestic place known for its distinctive natural occurrences such as the midnight sun in summer and Aurora Borealis in winter. This wonderful destination gives its best to visitors always and just won’t let you down. Iceland in April month is quite wintery but days start to become longer and warmer as the daylight hours increase making it a perfect time to explore this paradise. The weather can change drastically so be prepared for snow, rain and wind as well. Get ready to have a unique travel experience unlike anywhere else on Earth.

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The Weather in Iceland – April 

April is usually a spring month everywhere on Earth but in Iceland, it is not. Iceland experiences only two types of weather – Winter and Winter Light. So, April has light winter weather as it is a bit milder than the winter. The average low temperature is around 1°C (33.8°F), with the average high temperature being 7°C (44.6°F). Not only cold you will get to experience sun, wind, snow and rain. April is also the tail end of the (Aurora Borealis)northern light season as daylight hours start to increase so, don’t miss them. 

  • Low Temperature (Average): 1°C (33.8°F)
  • High Temperature (Average): 7°C (44.6°F)
  • Rainfall (Average): 20mm and 18 days
  • Average Sunshine Hours: 5 hours per day

Also read – Iceland in March – Weather, Places to Visit, What to Pack, and More!

Iceland in April
Source – Pixabay

What to pack for your Iceland Vacation in April

Dressing in layers is the key to the perfect and comfortable trip to Iceland, even in April. The weather keeps changing here so it is better to be prepared well in advance. Carry the wool thermals, sweaters, jackets, and windproof coats, as it might sometimes snow or rain but in case the weather surprises you with some sun and warmness, you can easily take off some layers. Don’t forget comfortable shoes, hiking boots, a scarf, hat, gloves, bathing suit (for geothermal pools or hot tub), and cosmetics.  

What to pack for your Iceland Vacation in April
Source – Pixabay

Best Places to visit in Iceland – April 

Iceland has numerous amazing places to visit and explore. To make it easier for you, here is the list comprising top places in Iceland that shouldn’t be missed –

  1. Golden Circle Route
  2. Reykjavik
  3. Vatnajokull National Park
  4. Myvatn
  5. Landmannalaugar

1. Golden Circle Route

The Golden Circle route is the iconic route representing Iceland’s majestic landscapes rich with history and folklore. Not only landscapes, but you can also explore Lutheran churches, huge farms, geysers, waterfalls and classic restaurants. There is no dearth of Golden Circle route day tours and excursions. This classic journey of around 230 kilometres starting from Reykjavik will lead you to explore the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, The Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall. Explore the amazing gifts that nature has to offer you.

Iceland in April,  Strokkur Geysir

2. Reykjavik

The capital city of Iceland is spread over the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula in the Southwest region of the country. If you love getting your mind boggled with History then Reykjavik is your place to visit. With Viking Heritage, National and Saga museums, Majestic churches and so much more. The city has a vibrant mix of ancient cultures and modern facilities which leads to a great lifestyle. Have a great travel experience like never before at Reykjavik 

Also read – 10 Best Places To Buy Souvenirs In Reykjavik

3. Vatnajokull National Park

Love adventures and fear no risks, then this place is perfect for you. Vatnajokull National Park is so huge and vast that it covers about 14% of the country’s area. It is also the home to the largest glacier in Europe, mind-blowing isn’t it? This wonderful national park is divided into 4 territories to be easily managed. You can go on the trails of Skaftafell territory which will lead you to azure glacial tongues and waterfalls, climb the Vatnajokull glacier, and plenty of other fun activities. 

Vatnajokull National Park
Source – Pixabay

4. Myvatn

Myvatn was formed thousands of years ago by a river of hot Lava and is so magnificent. The place is also great for bird watching as you can spot plenty of species feasting on the midges. It is nature’s heaven with forests, caves, unique rock formations, lava fields and so on. It will be a great place to rest and relax in the lap of nature.

Also read – Iceland in June – A Pocket Guide to a Splendid Iceland Vacation

5. Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is located in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. It is hard to believe that this place is situated just by the edge of a lava field and is known for its natural hot springs. You can hike and trek here for some amazing views from Mt. Blahnjukur. Visit this destination for some amazing experiences.

Landmannalaugar
Source – Pixabay

Tips on your Iceland Vacation in April

  • Accommodation prices, airfares and Iceland tour tickets are cheaper in April.
  • Daylight hours start increasing in April giving you a great opportunity to explore the country. 
  • Go sightseeing in the evening when Iceland looks even more beautiful and offers you great photography options.
  • All the major attractions are open and can be visited
  • Visit the geothermal pools in the early mornings to feel the cold fresh air and warmness of the water, at the same time.

Also read – Iceland in February – A Complete Guide for a Perfect Vacay!

Iceland in April
Source – Pixabay

Major Festivals in Iceland in April

DatesFestivals
April 1-2 (likely)Music festival at Westfjords
April 5-10Children’s Culture Festival at Reykjavík
April 14-18Easter weekend
April 21“Sumardagurinn fyrsti” – 1st day of Summer (old Norse calendar) celebrated with parades, dances, sports and so much more
Iceland in April
Source – Pixabay

Frequently Asked Questions For Iceland in April 

What is the temperature in Iceland in April?

April has light winter weather as it is a bit milder than the winter. The average low temperature is around 1°C (33.8°F), with the average high temperature being 7°C (44.6°F). 

What should I pack for an Iceland trip in April?

Dressing in layers is the key to the perfect and comfortable trip to Iceland, even in April. The weather keeps changing here so it is better to be prepared well in advance. Carry the wool thermals, sweaters, jackets, and windproof coats, as it might sometimes snow or rain but in case the weather surprises you with some sun and warmness, you can easily take off some layers. Don’t forget comfortable shoes, hiking boots, a scarf, hat, gloves, bathing suit (for geothermal pools or hot tub), and cosmetics.  

Which are the main attractions on the Golden Circle Route?

This classic journey of around 230 kilometres starting from Reykjavik will lead you to explore the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, The Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall. 

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