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Iceland in March
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on April 29, 2022 Share on

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

The mysterious land of Iceland is nature’s centre stage as it has some of the best natural landscapes on the planet. Awe-inspiring glaciers, geothermal springs, dazzling attractions, captivating views from the mountains and active volcanoes steal the show. Isolated from the rest of Europe, Iceland has its own unique cultural heritage of literature, music and art which is enthralling. Iceland in March is a time when the winter calms down and starts to improve. It is an off-season which means fewer crowds, budget accommodations and easy travel bookings. Start packing your bags but before that scroll down and read all the important information given below to have a memorable vacation.

 

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The Weather in Iceland – March 

March is a time when the roaring winter starts to calm down. The weather conditions are perfect for exploring the land of ice and fire and technically it is still a low season which means cheap accommodations, flights and tour bookings. The average low temperature is approximate -2°C (28.4°F) whereas the average high temperature is around 3°C (38.4°F). 

Not only cold winds but also be ready for sudden rain, sleet, and snow. Make sure you carry waterproof gear, comfortable walking and hiking shoes accompanied with warm clothes, a hat, scarf and gloves. If you have a love for adventures then March is the best time for participating in winter sports activities as well. 

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

Iceland in March
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What to pack for your Iceland Vacation in March

March is the time of year when weather conditions start to improve but still, there is cold out there. It is best to pack layers, layers and layers for the weather in March as well. The weather in Iceland dances drastically so it is always better to be prepared in advance. Dress according to your comfort and keep your safety in mind as well.

You should pack:

  • Thermals (warm underwear)
  • Jackets, woollen sweaters and cardigans
  • Wind and waterproof coats
  • Waterproof boots
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Scarves, hats and gloves

Also read – 19 reasons why you should pack your bags to Iceland right now!

Iceland in March
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Places to visit in Iceland in March 

Add these destinations to your itinerary to explore the best of Iceland:

  1. Reykjavik
  2. Ásbyrgi Canyon
  3. Dynjandi Waterfall
  4. Jökulsárlón
  5. Reynisfjara

Also read – 10 Best Museums In Iceland: Travel Through Time!

1. Reykjavik

Start your trip to Iceland from the beautiful Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. With rich Viking history, unique culture, traditions, dazzling attractions and friendly locals, this place becomes more attractive. By visiting and exploring Reykjavik, you would definitely feel out of the world! 

Visit these top attractions in Reykjavik:

  • Hallgrímskirkja
  • Perlan
  • Reykjavík Art Museum
  • The Settlement Exhibition
  • Harpan
  • Sun Voyager
  • Icelandic Phallological Museum
  • Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach
  • Árbær Open Air Museum
  • National Museum of Iceland
Reykjavik
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2. Ásbyrgi Canyon

The horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi Canyon is a beautiful canyon in the northeast region of Iceland. You can hike on one of its wide cliffs to experience some captivating views and unique flora and fauna. Ásbyrgi Canyon is a small corner of the huge and extraordinary Vatnajökull National Park and is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking.

Also read – 10 Best Lakes In Iceland: Marvel At Beauty & Mythology!

3. Dynjandi Waterfall

Dynjandi Waterfall is located deep in the Westfjords of Iceland. You have to trek to this beautiful waterfall through an amazing path with many small beauties all around. Breath fresh air, cherish the sounds of nature and click tons of pictures. This magnificent water is also known as the Jewel of the Westfjords, which is so true!

Dynjandi Waterfall
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4. Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón is also a popular destination in Iceland with lots of tourist attractions and natural landscapes. The location is so beautiful that it has also been the background for many international movies such as The James Bond films, Tomb Raider and more. You can also explore free-flowing icebergs, go on lagoon tours, and so much more.
Visit these top places in Jökulsárlón:

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

5. Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara is one of the popular beach locations in Iceland known for its unique black sand. The roaring waves look absolutely beautiful but sometimes can be violent suddenly so before visiting be well aware of the potential dangers. This beautiful location has given its potential in plenty of popular movies and series and made them even more beautiful and worth watching.  

Iceland in March, Reynisfjara
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Things To Know Before a Visiting Iceland in March

  • It will be cold, snowy and wet in March so pack your clothes accordingly.
  • Driving is very risky in March so, it will be better to rent a car with a driver.
  • It is off-season pricing so take full advantage of it.
  • It is a great time to see Aurora Borealis as well.
  • Iceland offers plenty of tours for tourist attractions.

Also read – 10 Unique Things to Do in Iceland – Every Traveller’s Wish!

Iceland in March
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Frequently Asked Questions For Iceland in March 

What is Ásbyrgi Canyon?

The horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi Canyon is a beautiful canyon in the northeast region of Iceland. Ásbyrgi Canyon is a small corner of the huge and extraordinary Vatnajökull National Park and is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking.

What is the temperature in Iceland in March?

The average low temperature is approximate -2°C (28.4°F) whereas the average high temperature is around 3°C (38.4°F). The weather conditions are perfect for exploring the land of ice and fire and technically it is still a low season which means cheap accommodations, flights and tour bookings

What should I pack for an Iceland trip in March?

You should pack:
1. Thermals (warm underwear)
2. Jackets, woollen sweaters and cardigans
3. Wind and waterproof coats
4. Waterproof boots
5. Comfortable shoes
6. Scarves, hats and gloves

This mysterious land of fire and ice is ready to give you tons of beautiful memories. Book a great deal from Pickyourtrail as it offers the best Iceland travel packages to its customers and promises the best travel experience one can have. Here you can even customise your Iceland itinerary on your own and have a vacation on your terms and conditions. A great travel experience is just a click away.

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