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What to Wear to Iceland in March

No matter when you travel to Iceland, you can be sure that you will see some amazing sites. While Iceland in March can be cold and wet, it also can give you one of the last opportunities to see the Northern lights and snow on the ground. The key is knowing what to wear in Iceland in March to stay warm.

Iceland in Snow

Wearing suitable types of clothing can make a huge difference in the activities you can do outside (and in Iceland, that is a lot).

The weather in March is just plain cold.

The average low is -2.2 degrees Celsius (28 F) and the average high is 3.3 degrees Celsius (38 F), You will want to bring the warmest clothes you own.

What you also need to know about going to Iceland in March is that it is one of the rainiest parts of the year.

That means you are going to also want to bring clothes and shoes that can withstand both the cold & the rain.

What to Wear in Iceland in March

What to Wear in Iceland in March

Since the weather is unpredictable in March, you will want to be sure to bring along clothing that is not only warm but will help keep you dry.

Look for material that doesn’t absorb water and boots that can deal with ice and rain.

While there are some activities indoors, almost everything you will do in Iceland will involve hiking, walking & generally just being outdoors. Be prepared.

What to Wear to Iceland in Spring

The last thing you want to happen is to be miserable in the cold because you didn’t bring the right clothes and shoes.

Packing List for Iceland in March

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THE NORTH FACE Women’s Carto Triclimate Jacket
The waterproof, windproof and breathable Carto Triclimate Waterproof Jacket has the 3-in-1 versatility to provide protection, style and comfort in almost any weather.

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Thermal Long Johns
Long johns for women fit snug like a second skin for minimizing heat loss, lightweight but warm, gives you a sense of security throughout the winter. Long underwear women combines performance with fashion to give you a more streamlined look.

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Crew Neck Wool Sweater
00 Percent Wool sweater for women is super soft and extremely comfortable. Versatility and warmth make this three-season wool crewneck sweater an essential part of your outdoor gear.

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Soft Shell Insulated Waterproof Pants
Skin-friendly warm hiking pants features outstanding fleece lined fabric that provide exceptional warmth, keeping you comfortable even in cold weather conditions.

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Wool Socks
The womens wool hiking socks is blend of premium merino wool and cotton, the socks are very soft, comfortable, breathable, cozy ,warm and durable.

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Knit Winter Gloves
Perform well on heat collection that can offer maximum long-lasting warmth. Our warm texting gloves are carefully selected for soft and comfortable lining, which will provide heat to your hands on chilly days

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KEEN Women’s Targhee 3 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots
KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable all day long by allowing vapor out without letting water in.

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Quay Australia Sunglasses
Featuring an oversized metal frame with unforgettably chic flat reflective lenses that keep the sun from obstructing your view.

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Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Half Snap Pullover
With a collared neck and snapped closure, this fleece pullover jacket is designed to give you ultimate comfort during cold winter days

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CUPSHE Women’s One Piece Swimsuit Tummy Control V Neck Bathing Suit
V Neck One Piece Swimsuit with Shirring Design at Waist and Adjustable Shoulder Straps.

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Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit when you come to Iceland in March. Iceland is known for its thermal pools and a great way to warm up in the chilly weather is by submerging yourself in their naturally heated springs!

Which thermal bath experience is our favorite? We love the Secret Lagoon!

Cold weather in Iceland

Other things to Keep in Mind about Visiting Iceland in March

If you decide to visit Iceland when Easter falls in March, you might find that many places will be closed between Good Friday and Easter Monday. Plan accordingly.

If you are hoping to do an Ice Cave tour, you can only do so through the first half of the month. After that, it is too warm. Keep in mind, when I say warm, I mean warm in terms of Iceland standards.

While the snowy season is waning, there will most likely still be snow on the ground in Iceland in March and if you plan on driving you will want to take that into consideration.

Often there are road closures due to the snow and ice.

From late February through early March, Reykjavik has its Food and Fun Festival.

You’ll find that the restaurants in Reykjavik will have set menus featuring traditional Iceland ingredients.

Also happening in early March is the Reykjavik Folk Festival. For three days (usually over a weekend), twelve musical performers take the stage at Kex hostel.

Have you been to Iceland in March? Do you have any other things that should be on this list?

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