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Iceland in June
Written by Sarika on July 31, 2021 Share on

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

Iceland is such an interesting country to visit. The oxymoronic description is itself an example because it is popularly known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Iceland has the most beautiful glaciers, mountain peaks, geothermal pools, massive waterfalls and active volcanoes. Visiting Iceland in June is one of the most perfect times for a vacation. A lot of people think of Iceland as a cold and obscure country which is only partially true. Iceland is now becoming one of the most favourite tourist destinations for people worldwide because of its breathtakingly beautiful cities. Let us know more about how the weather is like in Iceland in June and other exciting things to do!

 

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Weather in Iceland in June

Weather in Iceland in June, Iceland in June
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June is the third-warmest month in Iceland and the most perfect time to visit. Firstly, the temperature comes down to 9 degrees celsius and occasionally reaches 16 – 20 degrees celsius and it rarely rains during June. The snow caps covering the mountain peaks, flowers waiting to blossom and people enjoying the warm sun are some of the highlights of visiting Iceland in June. The Icelanders enjoy the sun for almost 20 hours a day because the days are longer during summer in a Nordic country like Iceland. So, June makes the perfect month to plan your vacation!

Also, read- 10 reasons to visit Iceland

10 Best Things to do in Iceland in June

  1. Experience the ultimate Flying Ride
  2. Picnic at beaches or parks
  3. Ride on Icelandic ponies
  4. Hot bath at the Blue Lagoon
  5. Go on a Hike
  6. Witness the Midnight sun phenomenon
  7. Explore the enchanting waterfalls
  8. A trip to the hot springs and geysers
  9. Participate in the Secret Solstice Festival
  10. Explore local cafes like a Bohemian

1. Experience the Ultimate Flying Ride

FlyOver Iceland is a concept of making the visitors fly above 20 meters from a suspended swing with their feet dangling in the air. There will be a safety bar on the swing that will protect you when the swing moves back, forth or sidewards. In front of you, will be a 20 – metre tall spherical screen displaying glaciers, waterfalls and volcanoes of Iceland. You can experience an aerial view of the country in this exciting show.

2. Picnic at beaches or parks in Iceland in June

Picnicking or sunbathing at beaches is one of the most common things that people around the world do. Iceland is home to many beaches that are unique in their own way. The famous black sand beach, Vik beach and Nautholsvik beach are some of the best beaches in Iceland. Firstly, the beaches and parks will be crowded during summer, so choose your spot in advance. Austurvollur Park in Reykjavik is one of the popular parks in Iceland for tourists to relax and enjoy their vacation. When the sun is warm and nice, it makes the perfect time to grab your favourite food, drink and enjoy some soulful music.

3. Ride on Icelandic ponies

Ride on Icelandic ponies, Iceland in June
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Horseback riding and riding on ponies is one of the best things to do in a Nordic country like Iceland. The horses in Iceland are very much different from horses in other continents. You can choose to travel around the city on a horse or a pony by buying the tickets for the ride. The duration of the ride changes accordingly and you can also customise your ride. Sloping down the mountains on a horse gives you an effervescent feeling. So, it is definitely one of the must-do things in Iceland.

4. Hot bath at the Blue Lagoon

Hot bath at the Blue Lagoon
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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is something that draws people from all over the world with its beautiful turquoise blue warm and mineral-rich waters. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa with a temperature of 39 degrees celsius. Children below 2 are not allowed to swim in this lagoon. And visitors who can not swim can always enjoy the low depth areas in the lagoon. Being one of the most famous attractions of Iceland, it escalates your vacation to another level. Buy your own drink, chill by the lagoon and play water games with unknown people and make your trip a memorable one!

Also, read- Travel to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

5. Go on a Hike

Hiking is another popular thing that tourists like to do on their vacation. For a mountainous country like Iceland, hiking and exploring the obscure regions can be very exciting. There are plenty of hiking trails that lead to a mountain, a cave or a volcano. You can hike to the mountain peaks, see the snow caps at the peaks, and explore a cave hidden behind the falls or hike to an active volcano to experience the ultimate thrill. There are also many day trips and walking tours that the tourists have marked as their favourite trails. The warm and nice weather will make your hiking journey a pleasant one.

6. Witness the Midnight Sun phenomenon in Iceland in June

We know that Iceland is famous for the Northern Lights phenomenon. But unfortunately, the Northern lights cannot be seen during summer because the days are very long and it does not get very dark during the nights. Instead, a very rare phenomenon occurs which is called the Midnight Sun. During summer in Iceland, the sun rises at midnight around 2.45 to 3.30 AM and sets late in the night during which you will be able to see the sun at midnight! This rare phenomenon takes over the summer period where the Northern Lights cannot be seen. This is one of the most beautiful things that you’ll see in Iceland in June.

Also, read- Iceland in November- A glimpse of the stunning Northern Lights

7. Explore the enchanting waterfalls in Iceland

Explore the enchanting waterfalls in Iceland
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During summer in Iceland, the snow melts and forms small spotting on mountain peaks, flowers blossom and starts to rain at times. Can a country be more beautiful than this? Yes! Iceland can be more beautiful than this. They still have active volcanoes, massive glaciers and uncountable waterfalls to explore. During summer, it is very common to see a double rainbow near the falls due to double refraction and some climatic conditions. You can also visit the places with active volcanoes in action and see the piping hot fumes and volcanic ashes. Trek to the giant craters formed during a massive eruption of the volcanoes. Finally, visit the waterfalls with unconditional beauty and green beds that will make you want to stand there and admire the beauty forever. Here are some of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland that you can visit.

Famous waterfalls in Iceland

  • Skogafoss
  • Dettifoss
  • Gullfoss
  • Haifoss
  • Hraunfossar
  • Selfoss

Also, read- 10 best things to do in winter in Iceland

8. A trip to the hot springs and geysers

For a Nordic country like Iceland, naturally formed geysers and natural hot springs and geothermal pools are very common. Iceland is home to such beautiful hot springs in which some are safe for swimming and bathing while the others are too warm to even touch the waters. These waters are rich in minerals and with high iron content because of the chemical reactions that happen during the movement of tectonic plates and the eruption of a volcano, below the Earth’s surface. Relaxing in these nature baths is the most calming thing to do in summer in Iceland.

Some famous hot springs and nature baths in Iceland

  • Hrunalaug
  • Hveravellir
  • Kvika geothermal footbath
  • GeoSea- a Geothermal bath

9. Participate in the Secret Solstice Festival

Here comes the best part about travelling to Iceland in June. The Secret Solstice festival is a multi-genre music festival that is celebrated every year in the month of June. During summer, the sun sets very late making the days long. The longest day of the year usually falls in the month of June. In this music festival, many talents come and sing for hours under the Midnight Sun to celebrate the longest day of the year, where the sun never sets. This will definitely get into one of your favourites in Iceland!

Also, read- 10 best Festivals in Iceland

10. Explore local cafes like a Bohemian

Trying out the local foods always gives us joy. Iceland has some cute and cozy cafes that have amazing food and super aromatic coffee. During summer, the weather is so mild and makes any time the perfect time for a coffee. So, have some hot bakes, waffles and cookies with your choice of coffee with a view and enjoy! Just a trivia, you can even find super delicious Indian restaurants to satisfy your cravings!

Some of the famous cafes in Iceland

  • Stofan (Fresh and homebaked food with boardgames)
  • Mokka Cafe (A classic paradise of Icelandic foods)
  • Perlan (with an amazing view)
  • Cafe Vinyl (for Vegans)

What to Wear in Iceland in June

Though the weather might sound warm and pleasant, it is important that you always carry a thick jacket in case of sudden rains or snow. Firstly, pack some comfortable clothes like jeans and shirts. And then, pack at least 2 pairs of shoes and flip-flops. Also, take a lightweight jacket and a thick coat to keep you warm during the nights.

Clothes to pack

  • Jeand and comfortable shirts
  • Woollen gloves or smittens
  • Pair of socks
  • Thermal wears
  • An eye mask
  • A thick jacket and a light sweater

Shoes to pack

  • A pair of trekking shoes (trekking and hiking activities)
  • Two pairs of normal shoes or slippers (incase if it rains, you can use the other)

Interesting facts about Iceland

  • More than 65% of the Icelandic population lives in Reykjavik, the Capital city of Iceland
  • The last place settled by humans was Iceland

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So all these narrow down to the conclusion that June is the most beautiful month to visit Iceland! The dashing glaciers, rugged mountains and naturally formed caves and hot springs are inseparable from Iceland. Any time is a good time to visit a country full of charm and elegance but June just elevates the experience with the amazing weather and unique phenomenons. Undoubtedly, Iceland is one of the most gracious places on Earth!

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