Winters are not as cold in Iceland as people may think. The average low is approximately -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 Fahrenheit), whereas the average high is about 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 Fahrenheit). You’ll find the indoors to be quite toasty and warm though, as Iceland runs on inexpensive geothermal energy.
How much daylight is there during winter in Iceland?
Will I see the Northern Lights during my photo tour in Iceland?
If the weather is clear and aurora activity is forecast, then the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) can be seen in Iceland from late August until the beginning of April. Generally, you will have the chance to see them during our winter photo tours. Though we do our best to monitor the aurora activity and weather conditions, we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your visit to Iceland.
What is the weather like for photography when it's winter in Iceland?
The weather in Iceland can fluctuate. One second, it may be sunny and then raining the next. Conditions are generally mild, though it can get windy and stormy at times in winter. Find out the best time to visit Iceland for photography.
What should I pack for a winter photo tour in Iceland?
Will I be able to photograph puffins during winter in Iceland?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Puffins nest in Iceland from the middle of May and fly away from the island at the beginning of September. For your best chance to photograph puffins, check out our summer photography workshops in Iceland.