Weather in Iceland can be tough sometimes. You should know some things about rain, wind, and temperature, in order to prepare yourself correctly.
Statistics based on the last 30 years show that there is an average number of 12 days with precipitation per month
. In other words, if you are staying in Iceland, you will definitely encounter rain
in the summer months or snow in winter. However, I have some good news, based upon my own experiences:
I’ve been in Iceland for barely three weeks and almost every day would be counted as a day with rainfall. However, in 18 days we only had one day full of rain
. During all the other days, the rain only continued for an hour or much less
. I cannot tell if we’ve just been lucky or this is the usual way in Iceland. With that said you should not be feared by watching the statistics.
The fact that you are interested in Iceland shows that you are not the type of a person that needs 30 °C all day long and a beach to relax on for 8 hours in a row.
That’s good since best Iceland can offer you are 13 °C in the warmest month, July. Only from May to September you can be quite sure that there won’t be frost.
Good to know:
is quite stable
every year thus you can easily use the data from the table to know how warm it is going to get in Iceland. There are just a few degrees of variation
from this average data. The data counts for Reykjavik. Be sure to check that especially in the northeast it can get a few degrees colder
. Not to mention the highlands! In October, in the south, we usually experienced the 6-8 °C, which fits the data shown in the table. In the northeast, it’s been 3-5 °C and it did freeze in the night (-2 °C).
However, we should accept that no matter when we are traveling to Iceland, we should be prepared to have some warm clothes. To grab some recommendations about how to stay both warm and dry
in Iceland, go to the blog article about what to pack into your suitcase on the button below