During the spring, nature begins to wake up from her long hibernation. Vegetation springs to life and meadows take on new spring colours. Farmers turn their thoughts to the lambing season and in the harbour things also begin to take on a new bustle of activity. Salmon fill the rivers and birdsong echoes over hill and dale. Everyone wants to be outside, some to do some sailing, others to brave the mountains on foot or on horseback – or just to do as their fancy takes them. The excitement of nature is everywhere underfoot.

One idea is to drive along the coast and find out about life in the fishing villages. Many take the opportunity to go whale watching from Húsavík and from Raufarhöfn you can sail across the arctic circle. For the enthusiastic birdwatcher, Langanes provides a paradise of teeming bird life, as does the area around Mývatn and Laxá. The wilderness pipes its siren call. Everywhere you look is unspoilt nature.