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

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Traveling to Hafnarfjörður, Iceland? If you're planning to go to Hafnarfjörður, below 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 Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

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

Important essentials for Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you are traveling to Hafnarfjörður in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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February

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

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March

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

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April

April in Hafnarfjörður is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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May

If you visit Hafnarfjörður during May, you might 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 high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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June

If you are traveling to Hafnarfjörður in June, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

July in Hafnarfjörður can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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August

August can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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September

September in Hafnarfjörður is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Hafnarfjörður can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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November

November in Hafnarfjörður is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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December

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

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Activities for Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

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

If you visit the Hafnarfjörður Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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