Whether you’re a wildlife photographer or merely an enthusiast, arguably this is one of the best times of year. Puffins return from their adventures after migration, and you can spot them along the coast. This is also a wonderful time of year for whale-watching, so be sure to find yourself out on a boat. You’ll also find the lambing season gets well underway around this time as well, which can be quite a sight particularly for city-dwelling children.
Looking for the northern lights? Don’t worry, you might still be in luck. There is usually an opportunity to see them up until around early April. However, there is never any guarantee, but the longer you stay, the more likely you are to be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse.
Driving at this time of year is a dream, particularly on the 1,300 km Ring Road which loops around a large portion of the island. You’ll need a week to happily cover all that ground, but it’s absolutely worth it and you can camp as you’re going around.
There’s simply so much to do in the Spring in Iceland, particularly if you’re a fan of the water. Try everything from chasing waterfalls to swimming in the Blue Lagoon or Myvatn Nature Baths, or even jump into a kayak. If you get in quick, towards the start of spring, you might even be able to join in on the last of the glacier walking expeditions or snowmobiling sessions of the season. Or, if you’re into golfing or riding, this is a great time to do both as well.
Alternatively, if you’re curious about local festivals and events, try out the Vaka Folk Festival, Aldrei For Eg Sudur or Tectronic—a must for music fans!