In winter, that is. Snow coats the rooftops of Reykjavik, the rocky lava fields, and the immense waterfalls. The effect is dazzling. The sun rises late and sets early, allowing Iceland's famous northern lights to take to the skies.
In the summertime, Iceland experiences a complete transformation. Short days turn into nights of midnight sun. With the snow long gone, the waterfalls thaw and lush greenery coats the hillsides.
Despite the brisk winds and sub zero temperatures, there are so many reasons to take a trip to Iceland in winter, from snowy hiking trails to the steaming hot springs. But an Icelandic summer is no less enticing. No matter what time of year you end up visiting this incredible country, you're sure to leave with the strongest desire to return.