Southwest Iceland

Southwest Iceland, Iceland
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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Southwest Iceland

Climate in Iceland:

Number of rainy days:

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F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
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J Jun
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Best time to visit Southwest Iceland:

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the most popular time to visit Iceland. The weather is relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 60°F (10°C to 15°C).
  • It's the best time for exploring Iceland's natural wonders, such as waterfalls, glaciers, and geysers, and for enjoying extended daylight hours.

Autumn (September to October):

  • Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Iceland. The landscapes turn vibrant shades of red and orange, and the weather is still comfortable.
  • It's a great time for hiking, admiring the fall foliage, and witnessing the Northern Lights.

Winter (November to February):

  • Winter in Iceland is cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. However, it's the best time to experience the magical Northern Lights.
  • Enjoy activities like ice caving, snowmobiling, and relaxing in hot springs.

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a transitional season with milder temperatures, ranging from 30°F to 40°F (0°C to 5°C). The landscapes begin to thaw.
  • It's a great time for seeing puffins return to the coast, birdwatching, and enjoying fewer crowds.

Midnight Sun (June to July):

  • Experience the Midnight Sun during summer when Iceland enjoys nearly 24 hours of daylight. It's an excellent time for exploring around the clock.

Money & Prices

Currency in Iceland:

Icelandic króna (ISK)

How expensive is a trip to Southwest Iceland?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
21.32 USD
Fast food meal:
17.30 USD
Mid-range meal:
58.71 USD
Bottle of water:
1.37 USD
Soft drink:
2.80 USD
5.03 USD
Local Beer:
10.51 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
4.21 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.99 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Iceland general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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