What To Do in Iceland in October
Andri KristinssonAndri Kristinsson

Outdoor enthusiast who loves the mountains and running. Foodie who likes to discover local food and culture. Traveled to over 50 countries in 5 contintents. CEO of Travelade. 

WanderlistPublished 3. October 2017

What To Do in Iceland in October

October is a month often overlooked when visiting Iceland but many find it to be an excellent time. The northern lights often start showing up in October and the colorful daylight brightness is spectacular.

In October, you’ll be off the main summer tourist season so many of the most popular points of interest such as the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon and Thingvellir National Park are less crowded. The weather can be unpredicible but you’ll see the real Iceland, probably some snow, rain, wind and sun. You’ll also often find good deals on accommodation, car rental and tours this time of year.

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A boat trip on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is pretty much a must-do if you visit the lagoon. Amazing adventure that takes you close to the floating giant icebergs - once in a lifetime experience.
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Are you going to be spending the first 24 hours of your Iceland adventure in Reykjavik? This blog post guides you to the highlights of the capital...and some hidden spots too!
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The Northern Lights season starts in September and lasts until spring. Many travelers are desperate to see this wonderful phenomenon so I decided to share some knowledge and tips.
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Most blogs that tell you what to pack for your Iceland trip forget to mention that the dress code in Reykjavik is quite different from what goes in the wild. That's why we have chosen a few essentials you should consider to bring with you for the city.
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Being a native Icelandic foodie, living in San Francisco, I couldn't help noticing recently that TripAdvisor's restaurant rankings for Reykjavik are pretty bad. So, I figured I would share my alternative top ten list of restaurants in Reykjavik.
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If you're on the southern coast of Iceland and looking for a great day of glacier hike, this is what you are looking for.
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Probably one of the weirdest museums in the world, a penis museum founded by an Icelandic history teacher. One of a kind.
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It is hard to find a more photogenic opportunity in Iceland than the insides of a stunning blue ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe. This is a great hiking and sightseeing combo adventure tour worth checking out.
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The Blue Lagoon may be the ultimate tourist hit in Iceland but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's crowded all the time.
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If you're visiting Iceland at the tail end of the tourist season, in October, the weather can be hard to predict. Here's a guide to help you understand what to expect.
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A useful guide on how to optimize your changes of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. The basics.
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One of the most comprehensive and detailed list of great ideas about what to do and see in Reykjavik. Twenty five ideas for your bucket list.
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Inspiring photos and a personal travel story about a road trip to Snæfellsnes Peninsula during winter.
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The best of Iceland. In this day tour you will experience both a glacier walk on one of Iceland's magnificent glaciers with a view of the incredible northern lights dancing on the sky.
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A small group northern lights tour offering you a great chance to see this natural phenomena if the conditions are good.
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Looking for ways to save money in expensive Iceland? How about not spending any. Here are ten good ideas of what to do for free in the capital, Reykjavik.
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Experience the Northern Lights in the best possible way! Check out these tours that we have available for this winter!
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No matter what day it is, there is always a great chance that you’ll find an exciting music event in Reykjavik during your stay. We chose some fantastic ongoing music events in the city that you should definitely check out when you are in town.
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For a 5 day trip to Iceland in October, I would recommend spending only 1-2 days in the capital Reykjavík before heading out to the countryside! Here's one itinerary idea.