One of my favorite times of year to go to Iceland is summer. While you might not think of Iceland as a great summer vacation destination, it is a great time to enjoy being outside in nature without having to worry about freezing your buns off!
While you won’t be able to tour an ice cave or see the Northern lights, there are still many amazing things to do in Iceland in June that you won’t miss what you can’t do.
Weather in Iceland in June
With nearly 21 hours of sunlight, you are going to be able to spend a lot of time outdoors in Iceland in June. This sunlight helps make the temperature in Iceland much more temperate than other times of the year.
The average daytime temperature is 12 degrees Celsius (55 F). This means that you can get by with jeans and just a sweater or lightweight jacket.
While it does rain occasionally, Iceland in June typically gets the least amount of rain of any other time of the year.
What to Wear to Iceland in June
If you choose to visit Iceland in June, you are going to love the fact that you don’t have to pack your heavy winter attire! Since the weather in Iceland in June is temperate (Icelanders might even say warm), you can get by with wearing layers.
Hiking boots. The main thing you will want to invest some money in are waterproof hiking boots. Even though the chance of rain is slimmer in June than other months of the year, the ground is going to be wet. Wear shoes that can support the terrain!
Long Sleeve Shirts. Bring layering pieces. T-shirts with a flannel are perfect for days of hiking & sightseeing.
Sweater. Pack at least one sweater. I love sweaters because you can layer them over a t-shirt when you are a little chilly.
Hiking pants or leggings. Wear pants that cover your legs, but also allow you to move freely because you will be doing a lot of walking.
Jeans. You always need at least one pair of jeans.
Lightweight jacket. You will NOT need your heavy coat. I have gotten by with a lightweight jacket or cardigan sweater depending on the day.
Swimsuit. This is not a sunbathing experience so leave the two-piece at home. Bring a comfortable one-piece to enjoy your time in the thermal pools.
Have you been to Iceland in June? What were your favorite things to do?