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

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

When to go to West Iceland, Iceland

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

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

January

If you go to West Iceland in January, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in West Iceland can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in West Iceland during April, 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 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to West Iceland in May, 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:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to West Iceland in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in West Iceland during August, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit West Iceland during September, you are likely to find that it is cold.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in West Iceland can be extremely cold. 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
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear

December

December in West Iceland is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West 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 West Iceland

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