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Iceland in February
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on April 28, 2022 Share on

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

Most people think that it is not worth visiting Iceland in winter as there will only be ice and snow! Well, most of you are wrong then as Iceland is a location which can be explored in winter without you being frozen. Iceland is a unique location offering the world’s gorgeous landscapes and giving unique travel experiences to its travellers. The land of fire and ice stands to its name and is a perfect place to have a memorable vacation.

Now the main question is, Why is Iceland in February a great time to explore? As this month is a great opportunity to watch the Aurora Borealis from your naked eyes and with budget-friendly stays, low airfares, fewer crowds and delicious winter food it gets easier and more fun to explore the destination. So, before packing your bags and hopping on the flight, scroll through and check out all the information as it will be helpful for you to have a perfect trip without any mess. 

The Weather in Iceland – February 

Yes, no doubt February is one of the coldest months in Iceland but the days start to get longer as the amount of daylight starts increasing. Get ready to experience a lot of snow with plenty of water sports activities to participate in. The weather is very unpredictable so it is better to keep a check on weather conditions before going out somewhere. It can rain, snow, and blow winds while sometimes you can also expect some storms and blizzards. It is also a great month to witness the Northern Lights. 

  • Average Low temperature: -2°C (28.4°F)
  • Average  High temperatures: 3°C (37.4°F)
  • Sunshine: 52 hours
  • Precipitation: 72 mm

Also read – Iceland in January – Gorgeous Vacation Awaits!

 

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Places to visit in Iceland in February 

1. Ásbyrgi Canyon

The Ásbyrgi Canyon is a great place to explore and is located in the northeast region of Iceland. This unique canyon has the shape of a horseshoe and its wide cliff offers beautiful views. You can hike up from the bottom and explore the pine, birch and fir forests. Get ready to explore such a magnificent location in Iceland.

Also read – 10 Best Resorts in Iceland: Discover The True Serenity

2. Hallgrimskirkja Church

You might wonder why this church is so special and why you should visit it? The Hallgrimskirkja Church is one of its kind in the whole of Iceland and is located in Reykjavik. It is inspired by the Svartifoss Waterfall and looks very different and unique. The statue of Leif Ericsson is also very famous here as it is said that this person was the one who discovered North America almost 500 years before the famous Christopher Columbus did.

Hallgrimskirkja Church
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3. Dynjandi Waterfall

Visit this very astonishing waterfall in Iceland that is located in Dynjandi Voguebay. The trek to this waterfall is as amazing as the destination where you can breathe fresh air, click wonderful pictures and just do nothing and relax. The sound of nature to your ears will let go of your tiredness.  

Also read – 10 Best Waterfalls in Iceland That Are Drop Dead Gorgeous

4. Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park is located in Þingvellir Plain where you can actually witness the earth’s tectonic plates and the path of their movements. Enthralling isn’t it? Moreover, the views from here are just amazing and should be experienced once you have visited Iceland. The national park offers a wide range of flora, fauna, attractive rock formations and so much more. In conclusion, don’t forget to add Thingvellir National Park to your Iceland itinerary.

Iceland in February
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5. Reynisfjara

The most famous location in Iceland is Reynisfjara, the black sand beach. Reynisfjara is such a beautiful location that it has been the place for shooting several Hollywood movies and series. The roaring waves of Reynisfjara can sometimes suddenly be violent so before visiting be well aware of the potential dangers.  

Also read – 15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Iceland

Major Festivals in Iceland in February 

DatesFestivals
February 3–6Winter Lights Festival, Reykjavík – An annual event in Iceland that celebrates light. The whole city is illuminated and offers some adorable views. 
February 11–12Art in the Light, Seydisfjordur – It is celebrated to welcome the light after the darkness of winter just like the winter light festival. 
February 28–March 2Carnival for 3 days
Iceland in February
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Tips for a Vacation in Iceland in February

  • Participate in various tours and make sure to book them in advance. Iceland provides fun tours to its visitors including Ice Cave Tours, Food Tours and so on.
  • This month is a great opportunity to watch the Aurora Borealis from your naked eyes
  • Relax in a geothermal swimming pool or hot spring in the month of February, not kidding!
  • Pack your clothes keeping in mind both cold and windy conditions.
  • Carry a swimsuit with you when you visit any hot spring, hot tubs or geothermal pools.
  • Road conditions are very dicey this month so it will be better if you book a rental car and don’t take any risks.
  • Days and light hours start to get longer in February.

Also read – Top 10 Iceland’s most Instagrammable Spots – Say Cheese!

Iceland in February
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Frequently Asked Questions For Iceland in February 

What is the temperature in Iceland in February?

The average low temperature is around -2°C (28.4°F) and the average high temperature is 3°C (37.4°F). Get ready to experience a lot of snow with plenty of water sports activities to participate in. The weather is very unpredictable so it is better to keep a check on weather conditions before going out somewhere. It can rain, snow, and blow winds while sometimes you can also expect some storms and blizzards. It is also a great month to witness the Northern Lights. 

What are the important things to remember on the trip to Iceland in February?

1. Participate in various tours and make sure to book them in advance. Iceland provides fun tours to its visitors including Ice Cave Tours, Food Tours and so on.
2. This month is a great opportunity to watch the Aurora Borealis from your naked eyes
3. Relax in a geothermal swimming pool or hot spring in the month of February, not kidding!
4. Pack your clothes keeping in mind both cold and windy conditions. 

What are the average sunshine hours in Iceland in February?

The average sunshine hour in the month of February in Iceland is about 52 hours. 

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