Getting dressed for Icelandic weather isn’t complicated, but it is important in order to have a good time.
Now that you’re coming to Iceland you might be wondering;
What should I wear?
You google the weather in Iceland and are greeted with the average temperature of each month. You see that the temperature is only -2C (28F) in January.
Pffft, that’s nothing. You say.
Hold on there! There is one annoying thing we Icelanders do, and that is, not factoring in the wind.
In most countries, they’ll tell you the temperature and what it feels like. Well, that’s what the meteorologists in Iceland want you to figure out yourself.
Because of this, you arrive woefully unprepared for the weather and that is exactly what we’re here to prevent!
What can you expect?
In the summer be prepared for a lot of wind and rain. Then in the winter, switch out the rain for snow, but the wind will always be with you.
If you come to Iceland wearing a down jacket and a pair of Nikes, chances are, you might not want to stay out for that long, and that is the opposite of what traveling in Iceland is all about! We want you to be able to spend as much time as you want in our amazing nature.
It’s important to note that there are some months that are more difficult than others. Those months are March, April, May, and November. These months are what we like to call, wild cards and there is no way of knowing what the weather is going to be like. Will it rain or snow? Windy? Even Icelanders have no clue! This is the time where you’re most likely to experience all of the season in about an hour.
Below is a short, concise list of what you need to bring to Iceland.
Here is what you need to bring.
- Good shoes, preferably water-resistant
- Thick socks
- A beanie
- Gloves, preferably made out of water-resistant material
- Pants that can stretch
- Pants to wear underneath the other pants
- A thick sweater
- A Thin sweater
You’ll be ready for anything if you follow these tips!
Getting dressed for Icelandic weather isn’t complicated, rent the parka and pants with us to save some bag space and you’re good to go!
So go on and have fun!