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In February, daylight increases rapidly and this is the perfect time to travel to experience the winter paradise North Iceland truly is. Ski resorts, snowmobile tours, horse-back riding tours, soak in hot geothermal water and enjoy the dancing Northern lights. 


Temp -2°C / 28.4F

Average high 2°C / 35.6F

Average low -5°C / 23F

Precipitation 43mm/day

Snow days 8

Daylight hours 9

What to expect

During midwinter, all weather can be expected. Drivers also need to keep in mind that the sun is low in the sky so driving conditions can be challenging and change swiftly. Warm and waterproof outerwear is essential. 

What to pack?

  • Insulated jacket 
  • Warm layers (wool sweater, down/primaloft jacket, warm socks etc.)
  • Ice cleats/ice grips/anti-slip soles (even if you are only staying in town)
  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Rainproof/windproof jacket and pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Sunglasses (during spring/summer it’s bright 24/7 and during winter the sun rises low an reflects from the snow, if there is any).
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hat (toque/beanie)
  • Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-dry towel (for visiting pools and hot springs - towels are available for rent at swimming facilities)

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