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

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Traveling to Mývatn, Iceland? If you're planning to go to Mývatn, 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 Mývatn, Iceland

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

Important essentials for Mývatn, Iceland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mývatn, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Mývatn is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you go to Mývatn in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March here is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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April

April here is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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May

May in Mývatn can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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June

June in Mývatn is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Mývatn is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Mývatn can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Mývatn during September, you are likely to see 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 low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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November

November in Mývatn is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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December

December in Mývatn is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Mývatn, Iceland

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

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