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

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

When to go to Kópavogur, Iceland

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kópavogur is very cold. 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 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Kópavogur in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kópavogur can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Kópavogur during May, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kópavogur is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s 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:

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

July

July in Kópavogur 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Kópavogur during August, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kópavogur is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kópavogur can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kópavogur can be very chilly. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kópavogur 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 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kópavogur, 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 Kópavogur
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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