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

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

When to go to Höfn, Iceland

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

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

January

January in this region can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Höfn during February, you are likely to find that it is very cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Höfn during March, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Höfn in May, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Höfn is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Höfn 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 80% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Höfn during September, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Höfn is pretty cool. 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 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Höfn is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Höfn 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Höfn, 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 Höfn
  • Appropriate museum wear

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