Weather and climate in Iceland
Icelandic weather produces a lot of waterfalls and rainbows but also brings challenges; storms with extreme winds and rain- or snowfall are frequent, and weather changes can be sudden. So pack for four seasons, make flexible schedules and enjoy!
Be flexible and stay safe with SafeTravel.is
The first thing you need to do when you plan your trip to Iceland is to and check out for tips from the Icelandic Search And Rescue team (ICE-SAR) on how to prepare to stay safe and enjoy any situation in Iceland. Make sure you register your travel plan if you plan a hike or self-drive in remote and highland areas.
Icelanders are known for being flexible, a lesson learned from that the weather can ruin even the best of plans. So be ready to adjust your schedule, and pack for four seasons so you can enjoy any challenge!
The climate is milder than could be expected
Although the climate can be harsh, it is milder than could be expected from the country’s name and global position at high latitudes. A branch of the Gulf current brings warmer seas up to the south and west coast, moderating the climate significantly. However, it brings milder Atlantic air to meet Arctic air, resulting in frequent weather changes and storminess.
Use Icelandic weather forecasts - they know the landscape.
Many weather forecasts are available, but keep in mind that the only ones that are reliable for regional weather in Iceland are the Icelandic ones. Below are important links