It might seem contradictory to travel somewhere known for its icy climate during the coldest months of the year – but arranging your trip to Iceland for late autumn or Spring helps you miss the busy tourist season, and gives you the chance to see the famous Northern Lights, which are set to be the most impressive this year with solar activity at its peak in 2012.
The Northern Lights. Photo: Ragnar Th Sigurosson, Arctic Images
And if you miss the October to March window for the spectacular lights show, visitors can enjoy whale and puffin watching, the impressive geysers and waterfalls, centuries of Viking history and a unique spa experience at the Blue Lagoon all year round. Take a look below for a full round-up of the best things to see and do in Iceland.