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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 regardless of the time of year you’re travelling.

Average

Temp 12°C / 53.6F

Avarage high 15°C / 59F

Avarage low 8°C / 46.4F

Precipitation 3mm/day

Daylight hours 20

What to expect

July is generally the warmest month of the year. The highlands and heaths will be as green as they get, and the season for salmon and trout fishing has begun. July is the most popular summer holiday time for Icelanders, and it is also the month in which most tourists visit the county.

What to pack

  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Light layers (long sleeve tops, soft shells etc.)
  • 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)
  • Insect repellent/fly nets
  • Eyeshades (some find it hard to sleep when there’s daylight up to 24/7)
  • Sunscreen

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