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

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Traveling to Southwest Iceland, Iceland? If you're planning to go to Southwest Iceland, below is 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 Southwest Iceland, Iceland

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

Important essentials for Southwest Iceland, Iceland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southwest Iceland, 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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Southwest Iceland can be extremely 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.

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February

February in Southwest Iceland can be extremely 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.

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March

March in Southwest Iceland can be brisk. 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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April

April in Southwest Iceland is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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May

May in Southwest Iceland is brisk. 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 70% to 80% range on average.

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June

If you visit Southwest Iceland during June, you will probably find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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July

July in Southwest Iceland is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

August in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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September

If you go to Southwest Iceland in September, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

If you visit Southwest Iceland during October, you might find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 around 80 during the day.

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November

November for Southwest Iceland is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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December

December in Southwest Iceland is frigid. 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.

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