17 Essential Iceland Summer Trip Planning Tips

We’ve been to Iceland during the summer months twice, spending a total of 4 weeks. In that timeframe, we’ve been rained on, snowed on, blown over, and sunburned. Iceland brings it all, and sometimes more.

These tips are meant to help you not only prepare but also manage your expectations while planning a visit to this wonderfully amazing country.


With all that’s been going on in the world, we can’t stress enough how important it is to protect your trip and the money you spent on it.

Make Sure You Have Travel Insurance

Planning in advance will go a long way toward helping you maximize your budget and have the best options for your trip.

Book Well in Advance 

Prepare for Endless Daylight in Summer

While it may seem like a fun experience, some might not get any sleep in the summer. So, bring a sleeping mask and anything else that will help you get a good night’s sleep.

When hiking in Iceland, make sure to prepare for all types of weather and pack the important outdoor gear with you.

Bring Your Hiking Boots & Hit the Trails

Set a Budget for your Iceland Summer Trip

Set your budget in advance, but make sure it’s realistic. There are plenty of ways to make your money go further, but don’t get fooled into thinking it will be cheap.

Even though the Northern Lights are active year-round, there are not enough hours of darkness to see this captivating natural phenomenon in the summer.

You Won’t see the Northern Lights in Summer 

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