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Climate and Seasonal Changes

Iceland's location just below the Arctic Circle makes its climate seem harsh, but the Gulf Stream current helps to moderate it.

The country has a cool maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Reykjavik's average temperatures range from -1°C in January to 11°C in July, but temperatures vary greatly across the country due to its topography and weather patterns.

In winter, Iceland experiences long, dark days with few hours of daylight. However, many people visit during this time to see the Northern Lights.

In summer, the famous midnight sun creates nearly 24 hours of daylight, providing more time for outdoor activities.

Iceland experiences strong winds and frequent storms throughout the year, so be prepared for any weather conditions.