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The weather in Iceland is unpredictable all year around so you must always be prepared for swift changes - sometimes often within a day. Remember to monitor the weather forecast and road conditions closely. Do you need ideas for packing? The trick is layering! Here’s a list of items you should bring.

Average

Temp 7°C / 44.6F

Avarage high 9°C / 48.2F

Avarage low 4°C / 39.2F

Precipitation 48mm/day

Daylight hours 22

What to expect

You can expect real summer weather but there is still a possibility of night-frost. The nights are bright, and it truly is a unique experience to watch the sun hover over the horizon before it rises again. Summer solstice is between the 20th and 22nd of June.

What to pack

  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Rainproof/windproof jacket and pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Sunglasses (during spring/summer it’s bright 24/7 and during winter the sun rises low an reflects from the snow, if there is any).
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hat (toque/beanie)
  • Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-dry towel (for visiting pools and hot springs - towels are available for rent at swimming facilities)
  • Eyeshades (some find it hard to sleep when there’s daylight up to 24/7)
  • Sunscreen
  • Light layers (long sleeve tops, soft shells etc.)

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