Contrary to popular belief, Iceland has very mild, coastal weather. The mild climate stems from the Gulf Stream. The weather is also affected by the East Greenland polar current curving southeastwards round the north and east coasts. But Iceland is definitely a country of variety when it comes to weather. It can vary from bright sunny days with endless blue skies to wind and rain and even snow or sleet in July - nothing is guaranteed.
The summer months of May to August are usually the easiest time for travelling in the Westfjords area. The Fall, Winter and Spring also provide their own exciting opportunities for adventures. In our opinion there is no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of weather, providing new challenges to enjoy. A calm winter night at anchor in a remote fjord with cold, crisp air and magnificent northern lights racing across the sky is something you will never forget even if the next day brings a nasty snowstorm!