Despite its northern location directly below the Arctic Circle, Iceland has relatively mild coastal weather due to the effects of the Gulf Stream. Snow is not as common as one would assume, but weather can be very unpredictable. Many say that a person can experience all four seasons in one day in Iceland.
Summer in Iceland is from May to early September and is characterized by warm weather. The months of June and July experience nearly 24 hours of daylight. The average temperature in July in the southern part of the island ranges between 10-13˚C (50-55˚F), however, warm summer days can reach 20-25˚C (68-77˚F). Thunderstorms are rare in Iceland, and when they do occur, it is usually in late summer.
As mentioned, winters are fairly mild considering Iceland’s northern location. The southern lowlands average temperatures around 0˚C (32˚F), with the highlands averaging around -10˚C (14˚F). The northern part of the country can drop to between -25 to -30˚C (-13 to -22˚F).
Iceland Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Iceland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Iceland's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Iceland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Iceland tours today!
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