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

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Traveling to Höfn, Iceland? If you're planning to go to Höfn, we've got 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 Höfn, Iceland

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Höfn, Iceland

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

If you go to Gamlabúð Folk Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Höfn.

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

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January

January in Höfn is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s 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.

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February

If you vacation in Höfn during February, you might notice that it is freezing. 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.

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March

If you go to Höfn in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you visit Höfn during April, you will probably notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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May

May in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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June

June in Höfn is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

If you vacation in Höfn during July, you might see that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

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August

August in Höfn is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Höfn during October, you will probably find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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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November

November in Höfn is cold. 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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December

If you are traveling to Höfn in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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