Iceland offers a wide range of thrilling activities as well as magnificent scenery. Geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, valleys, and vast expanses of black sand beaches can all be seen.
Hiking, riding, snowmobiling, kayaking, or simply soaking in the warmth of a natural hot spring are all options for activities to do in Iceland.
Iceland is getting more and more popular as a tourist destination.
Tourists that are planning to visit Iceland in September, may expect far fewer tourists than in July or August.
September boasts a lot of daylight hours, allowing you to pack more into your days and see more of Iceland’s breathtaking sights in less time.
You may also enjoy many beautiful sunrises and sunsets without having to wake up too early or stay up too late.
September, particularly the first half, is also an excellent time to visit Iceland’s highlands. Most highland roads are only open during the summer months, from roughly mid-June until the end of September.
Iceland offers a wide range of experiences to visitors and locals.
Many of the attractions that were open over the summer are still open in September.
Waterfalls, lagoons, hot springs, rivers, beaches, and other natural features are included.
In addition, September in Iceland brings with it a number of fantastic local festivals, including:
- The Tene-Rif Music Festival
- The Night of Lights Festival
- Icelandic Oktoberfest
- Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF)
- Rettir (sheep round-up)
- Bears on Ice
Iceland’s Weather In September
September is a month in Iceland where the weather alternates between summer and winter.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get some lovely bright days with just the right temperature, not too hot or too chilly.
In September, the average temperature in Iceland is 47.3°F (8.5°C), with a high of 50°F (11°C) and a low of 42°F (6°C), making snowfall improbable.
Throughout the day, the temperature fluctuates by about 10 degrees in either direction.
The temperature does not rise over 59°F (15°C) though.
Most people will be relieved to know that the temperature range makes snowfall exceedingly improbable.
Unless snow hits unexpectedly early, Iceland’s roadways should remain fully operational and open for travel.
You will experience rain and wind there in September as well, but no matter when you visit Iceland, you cannot expect anything else.
The weather in Iceland in September is just as unpredictable as it is at any other time of year.
What To Wear For Daytime Activities In Iceland?
During the day, there are a ton of activities to choose from in Iceland. I’ve included a few examples below:
- Soak in a hot spring or a swimming pool
- Visit a cozy café
- Experience Reykjavik
- Driving around Iceland in September
- Visit the Remote Westfjords
- Drive along the Snaefellsnes peninsula
- Explore the Golden Circle
Icelanders are a trendy and hip bunch of people. Iceland is a pretty informal area outside of the capital, and your outdoor gear will fit right in.
If you are willing to visit Reykjavik, though, you can expect to find a lot of people who are fashion and design-oriented. They dress smartly in the same way that people in any other global metropolis do, but with a fashionable Nordic twist.
If you want to blend in, wear a beautiful pair of jeans, a stylish jacket, sneakers, or other city shoes instead of your brightly colored weather-proof jacket and hiking boots.
This is especially crucial if you intend to partake in the nightlife, as locals prefer to get dressed up before heading out.
Some bars and clubs have dress standards that prohibit the wearing of hoodies, athletic t-shirts, or sneakers.
Besides that, if you want to dress according to the weather, rain gear, boots, warm thermals, and a warm sweater are all recommended.
You can probably get away without a thick parka, but you’ll need a wind/rainproof jacket and a decent thick sweater underneath.
What To Wear For Nighttime Activities In Iceland?
You can experience so many activities during the nighttime in Iceland as well. I have listed them below:
- Dine with a view at Kolabrautin.
- Try the different craft beers on tap at Skúli Craft Bar.
- Enjoy live music acts at Húrra.
- Savour Bill Clinton’s favorite Icelandic hot dogs at Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur.
- Enjoy a stroll along the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.
- Dance the night away at Paloma.
Iceland boasts a bustling and entertaining nightlife scene that is well worth seeing. Depending on whether you’ll be attending bars or clubs, the dress code may differ.
It’s also worth remembering that the temperature might get a little cool, especially at the end of September.
You will have to be fully set and ready to take on the fantastic nightlife, meet the fun locals, and enjoy the excellent handmade beer and spirits as long as you dress smartly (perhaps with a thick jacket).
For men, a shirt, pants, and a blazer or jacket, you can’t go wrong. If you won’t have unlimited space in your suitcase for a nighttime outfit, choose something that looks beautiful and can be used for several occasions.
For girls, a simple dress will make you the club’s queen! But, as previously stated, keep in mind that the weather can change at any time and it will be cold in the winter.
As a result, many Icelandic girls will try to look their best while still layering their clothing with a warm parka, coat, or jacket.
Other Things You Should Pack For A September Holiday In Iceland:
With the weather conditions in mind, I compiled a list of various goods that are required to be packed. In September, Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable.
As a result, you should be prepared for anything like sun, rain, wind, and maybe snow. I would recommend wearing warm, waterproof, and detachable layers in order to acclimate to the cool spring air.
When planning a trip to Iceland in September, start with this packing list:
- Hat, scarf, and gloves
- Waterproof hiking boots or hiking shoes
- Quality warm socks (bring more than you think you need!)
- Waterproof rain and wind jacket
- Waterproof pants
- Swimsuits for the hot pools
- Warm sweater
- Mobile phone
- Power bank