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Objectivist

Iceland in February?

by Objectivist »

I am thinking of planning a trip to Iceland in Feb. I know it will be cold, but videos I've seen of it in the winter look beautiful. I am a photographer and would like to drive around the loop road and see as much of the country as I can. Someone warned me against it, saying the storms were really bad and the roads dangerous. Does anyone have any experience with Iceland at this time? Will I risk not being able to get to the Northern and Eastern parts of the country?

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PHeymont

RE: Iceland in February?

by PHeymont »

Weather is variable; when we were there in mid-February a couple of years ago, it was warmer than New York. Other times it may be colder. But it's not likely you will be able to drive the entire loop ride at any time during the winter, as portions of it are closed for the season.
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QuiGonJohn

RE: Iceland in February?

by QuiGonJohn »

Late now, but we were ther Feb 18 - 25 and the weather was pretty good the whole time.  So you never know.  We never had the heavy horizantal rain they talk of.  First day, clear, calm, sunny about 25F.  Other days a little warmer with some overcast, some light snow at times.  We did have short periods of heavy winds out at Pingvellir and also right outside the Ice Cave we explored just west of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.  But overall, much better weather than it could have been.

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Jannaheimirsson

RE: Iceland in February?

by Jannaheimirsson »

In February, it gets slightly warmer than it was in January, with temps ranging from -2 to 3° C. In this February month I was spending some time in Reykjavik and at that time Discover Iceland helped me a lot. My trip was superb.
 

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