We knew that Iceland’s climate can rapidly degenerate from sun to heavy rain, biting wind or heavy fog. The mild Atlantic air meets cold Arctic air in Iceland resulting in a climate that is marked by frequent changes. It’s really important to check the weather forecast to see what kind of weather to expect.
There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Generally speaking, May, June and July are the driest months of the year. And don’t forget the midnightsun during the summer.
So guess what? We decided to go to Iceland in July. The average July temperature in the southern part of the island is 10–13 °C (50–55 °F). The climate of the northern parts of Iceland and the mountainous regions can be classified as an Ice climate with the warmest month under 10°C.
Summer nights in Iceland are indeed sunny, but still very cold. Night temperatures near or under the freezing point are not unusual. Therefore, a warm sleeping bag is essential for camping in Iceland.