Iceland is known for having a temperamental climate. Many people say that in one day in Iceland you can experience all the seasons. A single day can bring you sun, rain, snow and wind! The weather from season to season can also be very different, so it's important that you know how to pack suitably for the time of year that you are visiting. For example, a hat and gloves may only be suitable during the winter months, but you'll want to pack a waterproof jacket for visits year-round. Read below for all our top advice on how to pack for Iceland and what to wear while you're here!
What Not to Wear in Iceland
When travelling to Iceland, it is important to be well equipped for the subarctic climate. Iceland is infamous for being wet and windy, so its best to be prepared! Here is our ultimate guide on what NOT to wear in Iceland.
What to pack and wear for Iceland in the Winter
The average temperature of Iceland during the winter is roughly 1.7 Celsius (35F), with January as the coldest month with it hitting 0°. Admittedly, that isn’t the coldest temperature ever, but when it’s combined with the bitterly strong wind and frequent rain or snow, it can turn the experience very unpleasant if you’re not prepared.
Dressing Like a Local - What You Can't Live Without
One of the most common questions that people ask when heading to Iceland is how cold it is and what they should wear.