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Dec 31st, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Iceland in Feb

I am thinking about a trip to Iceland this Feb. Maybe through Iceland air. Has anyone been to Iceland at this time? It seems to me that there is still a lot of great things to do, in terms of nature. I really would appreciate any feedback. I am more interested in the hotsprings and other outdoor pursuits. Thanks
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Dec 31st, 2003, 12:56 PM
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It's not necessarily a bad time of year. There is only a little more than seven hours between sunrise and sunset on Feb. 1, but it lengthens to 10 hours by the end of the month. Check out the climatology at:

http://uk.weather.com/weather/climat...2?dayofyear=32

It's probably the most inexpensive time of year to travel in terms of air and hotel. (Check out the "Midweek Madness" packages on www.icelandair.com).

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Jan 1st, 2004, 08:05 PM
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I just came back from Iceland just before Christmas.

The Northern Lights can only be seen in winter, so Feb is a good time to watch the Northern Lights.

We also went to the Blue Lagoon which is not to be missed !
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Jan 1st, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Iceland in February? Are you crazy? Have you ever seen horizontal snow falling. If you haven't, then go to Iceland in February.
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Jan 1st, 2004, 09:26 PM
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Average daytime high temp for February in Reykjavik is +37 F degrees. The average low is +28 F degrees. In short, it's considerably more balmy than, say, Minneapolis at that time of year. It's comparable to Chicago. The average temperatures are also a more reliable indication of what the temperatures are likely to be, since the climate of Reykjavik is far more stable. In contrast, you would find a much wider range between the extremes that make up the average temperatures in a typical U.S. city. Chicago could easily have a 50 degree day in February and it could easily have some below zero lows (F), too, for example. Neither of those possibilities are particularly likely in Reykjavik. But a sunny day can turn into a windy, cloudy, freezing rain type of day and back again very quickly, too.
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Jan 5th, 2004, 08:28 AM
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Thanks for the tips. I am looking into the trip. Have anyone left the city for the country? If so, was it beautiful. Also, is it very expensive there now?
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Jan 8th, 2004, 12:05 PM
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Quebec, if you're interested in Iceland's outdoor pursuits (and they are excellent!) you really should consider going in the summer months. The geology in Iceland is incredible and it is so much easier to get around in the summer.
 
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