Can you see the northern lights in September in Iceland?
Northern Lights in September
The answer is, YES! The Northern lights season officially starts in mid-September and lasts until mid-April when the midnight sun arises from its winter hibernation. Iceland is famous for displaying a great variety in colors than other Northern Lights friendly countries.
What is weather like in Iceland in September?
In September, the average low temperature is 43°F (6°C) and the average high is 52°F (11°C). But Iceland is famous for its quick weather changes, so don't be surprised if one day you wake up to 25°F (about -4°C) weather or even temperatures in the high 60's (around 20°C).
Does it rain a lot in Iceland in September?
Even though the summer is over September is definitely not a bad month to visit Iceland, the weather is usually calm and dry (average precipitation is 67mm) and the average temperature is 7,4°C (45,3°F) but it can go as high as 10-15°C (50-59°F).
What to wear on a trip to Iceland in winter (September-May)
With relatively good weather (read, more chance for clear skies) and about 10 hours of darkness, September is a very good month to see auroras in Iceland.
Midnight sun and warmer temperatures make summer the best season to visit Iceland. Although hikers will want to consider July and August as the best time to visit Iceland whereas February, March, September and October are typically the best time to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights.
Iceland might be the best place in the world for catching a glimpse of these incredible creatures, and September is the prime time to do it. Whales are migratory, and they tend to congregate in our icy waters around this time.
The summer months — July and August — are Iceland's warmest, and have long been the most popular time to visit. Iceland can stay relatively warm through the first week of October, so planning a September visit can be ideal (most of the crowds have thinned as children return to school).
What to wear in Iceland in September. Rain clothes, boots, warm thermals and a warm sweater. You can most probably go without a thick parka but you will need a wind/rainproof jacket and a thick good sweater underneath. You should 100% bring a swimsuit.