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Iceland in Oct????

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Iceland in Oct????

After looking online and at google maps photos, Iceland looks like a very cool destination for SO and I.

We are thinking of going in Oct.

Will the roads be open?

Will the weather (we saw lots of rain and cool temps then) spoil it?

We don't mind taking rain gear. We want to avoid rain all day, every day.

We enjoy driving and love pretty scenery, ocean/water views, high peaks and snowy views. Are areas of the Island closed in Oct (in general, not isolated bad weather day).

We take lots of photos. Is it too overcast to get good photos?

We love boat rides and ferry rides. Are they available then?

We enjoy trying new foods and old favorites (ordinary good cooking - not gourmet fine dining).

We do not go in for nightlife (non drinkers).

We don't often go anywhere "in season". We like to avoid crowds and school holidays.

If we have a choice, are we making a bad decision to go in Oct instead of Aug/Sep (or some other time)?

We are excited to go to Iceland.

We don't want to make a foolish choice of when to go.

Thanks, for any advice or info.

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1. Re: Iceland in Oct????

Yes the roads will be open.

Weather never spoils a holiday in Iceland, bad clothing can.

Most areas should be open, but this is the beginning of winter, so the interior needs to be monitored carefully.

This: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… and this: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… was in October !

Boat rides and few ferries are available in Oct.

Iceland is the place for good clean food.

October is ,,shoulder season", shouldn´t be crowded at all !

Difference August/Oct is mainly crowds and autumn foliage in Oct.

Enjoy your tour !

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2. Re: Iceland in Oct????

icelandicguid... ,

Thanks.

Does the film festival limit rental vehicle availibility in Oct?

Will hotels cost a lot more?

Will rainy days interfere with good photos?

thanks, again

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3. Re: Iceland in Oct????

The film festival does not have any effects on rental availability.

Hotels will be in ,,winter mode", and will not raise price because of film festival.

Rainy days always interfere with photography, good or bad .... ? But, then you can always do..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7QL46cK7B8

You´re welcome !

B-)

Edited: 10 February 2012, 10:59
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4. Re: Iceland in Oct????

Was there in October 2011 and there is still plenty to do and see.

The weather was constantly chaning from sun to clouds to rain to flurries back to sun. Each day you could get something different but that's part of the charm.

Iceland Airwaves Festival starts Oct 31 in 2012 so that shouldn't get in your way at all.

For ferries and tours - see when the John Lennon Peace Tower will be lit (Viðey Island in Reykjavík). The ferry was still open and it is a very nice little island to walk around and get out of the city for a bit.

And it gets dark enough early enough to try to see the Northern Lights.

Enjoy!!

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5. Re: Iceland in Oct????

icelandicguid... ,

Thanks, for the info and the link. That is a favorite movie clip - love Gene Kelly

I forgot to ask, what clothing do I need in Oct?

Dmoz74,

Thanks for the weather advice. The Viðey Island in Reykjavík visit looks interesting. I will look for info on the lighting of the tower.

Thanks, for taking the time to give advice.

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6. Re: Iceland in Oct????

Iceland is in the northern part of the world, and Oct is the beginning of winter.

Pack warm thermal under clothes, and socks.

Expect rain and wind, so waterproof outer layers are essential, as well as GoreTex shoes, good hats and gloves, try to avoid cotton.

B-)

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