Akureyri, Iceland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Akureyri, Iceland? If you're planning to go to Akureyri, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Akureyri, Iceland

Based on the climate and weather in Akureyri, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Akureyri, Iceland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Akureyri, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Akureyri, Iceland by month

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January

January for Akureyri can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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February

If you go to Akureyri in February, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

Traveling to Akureyri in March, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Akureyri is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Akureyri, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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May

May in Akureyri can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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June

In June, Akureyri is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Akureyri, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

If you vacation in Akureyri during July, you are likely to notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

In August, Akureyri is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Akureyri, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

September in Akureyri can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you vacation in Akureyri during October, you may see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about two thirds of the time.

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November

November in Akureyri is freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Akureyri is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Akureyri, Iceland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Akureyri.

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