Is Iceland too cold in October? The average temperature for Iceland in October is between 2 degrees (36F) and 7 degrees (45F) Celsius but with the wind and rain that you can often encounter, it can feel a lot colder.
What is it like in Iceland in October? October is our wettest month, and Iceland gets an average low of 37°F (about 3°C) and highs of 45°F (7°C). Expect lots of rain, usually drizzle. The average amount of rain is 4 to 5 inches, or 101-127 mm. But as always, the rain amount depends on which part of Iceland you are visiting.
Can I see Northern Lights in Iceland in October? The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is from October to March. There are forecasts predicting visibility at vedur.is, the national weather website. When the forecast is strong, it’s best to drive (or take a tour bus) to a dark area and look up.
Is it better to visit Iceland in October or November? Summer (June to August) is the best time to visit Iceland, thanks to the midnight sun and warmer temperatures. Hikers should consider July and August, when all the trails are open. Don’t discount winter, though – February, March, September and October are the best time to travel to Iceland for the Northern Lights.