East Iceland, Iceland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to East Iceland, Iceland? If you're planning to go to East Iceland, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to East Iceland, Iceland

Based on the climate and weather in East Iceland, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

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

January

January in East Iceland can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves

February

February in East Iceland is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens

March

March for East Iceland is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

April

April in East Iceland is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

May

If you vacation in East Iceland during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

June

June in East Iceland is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

July

July in East Iceland is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

August in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

September in East Iceland is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

October

If you go to East Iceland in October, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

November

November for East Iceland is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

December

December for East Iceland is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for East Iceland, Iceland

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in East Iceland

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