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

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

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.

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

January

If you go to Mývatn in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters

April

Traveling to Mývatn in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Mývatn during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Mývatn can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Mývatn is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Mývatn in September, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Mývatn is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Mývatn
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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