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July in Iceland (2015)

julySo in case you’re wondering, this is it. We’re right now, as we speak, sitting at the peak of the highest point of summer. This is as good as it gets, so sit down, behave yourself and enjoy it.

We’re currently looking at around 23,5 hours of sunlight every single day, with temperature rising as high as +20°c and we absolutely love it.

July in Iceland is high-season. This is the month where we have the most visitors, here to enjoy everything that summertime Iceland has to offer: all day-round daylight, breath taking nature, stunning vistas, amazing hiking trails and so, so much more. And we welcome every single one of you.

Whether you’re here to hike the Laugavegur (be it the shopping street or the 55km trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk of the same name) to enjoy the vibrant city life of Reykjavik with its museums, restaurants and renowned night life, or you’re just passing through on your travel around Iceland, it’s more or less guaranteed that every Icelander welcomes you and wishes you well.

Iceland is a delicate country, tiny by population, but absolutely huge by nature and landmarks and things to see. We’re enormously proud of our remote little island and are pleased to share it with every visitor that’s here to show it respect and take in the scenery that we’re born and raised with. But we all must take care. The balance is fragile and what is a pearl today, can easily be a puddle of mud sometime in the future. So let’s all tread lightly (literally) and be respectful of the country we’re in, that way, it’ll hopefully stay unique and amazing, not just for a few years to come, but indefinitely.

I truly hope you enjoy your stay, and that you’ll not make this your last visit to Iceland!

– Hjörtur Atli, editor

Read the What’s On July issue.