Autumn is a beautiful time to travel in Iceland. As the leaves start to change color in late September the overall color of landscape with trees and vegetation begins to change. When driving from Reykjavík to the northern part, you drive through a landscape that during summer is more or less green through the landscape of many colors. Red, yellow and orange starts to take over large areas giving the whole landscape scenery a new look. This is very true if the weather has been calm during the period of color changing, from the middle of September through late October.
The wind factor and autumn colors
If the wind has been calm and the leaves are not blown away as they start to loosen from the trees and fall, you can experience great colors in large areas of the landscape. The drive becomes a new kind of beautiful experience where you have blue mountains, lakes or the sea shore in the background. Often a great opportunity for photographers.
Akureyri a favourite town is beautiful in autumn
As we are traveling in the north of Iceland and staying in Akureyri, we noticed that the autumn is exceptionally beautiful as the color changing is almost through and much of the leaves have not been blown away. Akureyri is one of Iceland's most beautiful towns, probably with the most variety in the flora of any place in Iceland. And today the wind is completely calm, as it is so often in Akureyri, and the leaves are just breathtaking as the frame the beauty of the houses, the fjord, and the calm waters.