When you’re thinking of travelling to a new country or have a trip coming up, it’s normal to have a whole bunch of questions. After all, you probably know pretty much nothing about the place you’re going to!

As tour guides, travel agency specialists and Iceland enthusiasts, our team at Midgard thought we’d take to the blog to answer some of the most frequently asked questions you guys and girls have before travelling to Iceland. Enjoy!

What’s the Weather Like?

The weather in Iceland is pretty diverse, though it’s not as permanently snowy as a lot of visitors expect – we know, despite what our name suggests! All throughout the year, our weather constantly fluctuates between freezing, mild and warm.

Your best bet to judge the temperature for when you go is to check out weather forecasts – the Iceland Met Office is always pretty accurate!

Hiking in Iceland in summer

When’s the best time of year to visit?

This is a pretty hard question to answer as every season in Iceland offers something new. In winter, days are much shorter (often only giving around 4 hours of daylight), but the chance to visit the Ice Caves and witness the Northern Lights is hard to beat! In the spring, summer and autumn, the days are longer and the highlands are more accessible, though a lot of the snow and ice of the winter months melts away.

So, really, the best time of year is entirely dependent on what you want to do!

What’s the Price of a Beer?

Usually, a beer is around 900 kr, which is about £8 or $10, though prices can vary.

Iceland's best place to stay and get a drink alcohol in Iceland

Where and When Can I See the Northern Lights?

You can see the Northern Lights from our South Iceland Base Camp, or in the areas surrounding our town of Hvolsvöllur. We have a low light pollution, making it the perfect spot! You can only see the Northern Lights when the sky is plunged into complete darkness, so the months of September to April are your best bet.

Northern Lights

What’s the Capital of Iceland?

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland – and it’s only an hour drive from our Base Camp!

How to photograph the Northern Lights

What’s the Best Way to Travel Around Iceland?

There are a ton of ways you can get around Iceland, and, once again, the best option depends on your aims for your trip. A rental car can be great to give you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want.

You can also use public transport such as trains and buses to get around, which are often a cheaper option.

Icelandic landscape in winter

If you want to experience South Iceland with the people who know it the best, Midgard Adventure will be right up your street. With plenty of tour options, groups of fun-loving, like-minded travellers and our Iceland experts, you can see Iceland from a whole new perspective!

If you have any more questions to ask our team or want to learn more about our South Iceland tours, please feel free to get in touch with us.