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

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

When to go to South Iceland, Iceland

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

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

January

If you vacation in South Iceland during January, you are likely to find that it is very 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:

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

February

February in South Iceland can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to South Iceland 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:

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

April

April for South Iceland is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in South Iceland is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to South Iceland in June, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in South Iceland can be 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to South Iceland in August, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to South Iceland 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:

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

October

October in South Iceland 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 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to South Iceland in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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