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July is generally the warmest month of the year. The highlands and heaths will be as green as they get. This is a perfect time to travel the less crowded tourist route, The Arctic Coast Way. Slow down and enjoy the moment with bright summer nights, birds singing and beautiful black sand beaches.    


Temp 11°C / 51.8F

Average high 15°C / 59F

Average low 8°C / 46.4F

Precipitation 33mm/day

Daylight hours 21

What to expect

July is the most popular summer holiday time for Icelanders, and it is also the month in which most tourists visit the county.

What to pack?

  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Light layers (long sleeve tops, soft shells etc.)
  • 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)
  • Insect repellent/fly nets
  • Eyeshades (some find it hard to sleep when there’s daylight up to 24/7)
  • Sunscreen


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