What's the weather like in Reykjavik in November?

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What's the weather like in Reykjavik in November?

klw2704
First of all, apologies for the slightly lengthy post!

My boyfriend and I are thinking about planning a trip to Iceland from November 10th to 14th. I did some research on the conditions there in November and there was a lot of mixed messages. These threads also dated back to 2010 so I was really looking for a more updated version of recent climatic events :) Please correct me if I'm wrong with regards to any of this information! I have never visited Iceland and I'm really not fully aware of the weather conditions.

We were planning on hiring a camper for the 4 nights there through a company called NorthBound. I read a few articles on campers being blown over in Iceland in winter. The van we want to hire is a Nissan NV200 Camper with a height of 1.87m, so just a standard small van which in comparison to an actual camper van has a much smaller surface area which i would think is likely less susceptible to windy conditions?

I read on TripAdvisor that most campsites close in winter. Are there any campsites open, or just campsite grounds that are open that you can still park on? What are the rules about parking somewhere and just staying the night before moving on?

I also read that campervan companies still hire vans in winter because all they really care about is profit. The van comes with Collision Damage Waiver Insurance, Theft Protection Insurance and Third Party Liability Insurance and you also have the option to add on other types of insurance. So with regards to the potential climate, would it be wise to get any of the following: Tyre insurance, Sand & Ash protection, Gravel Protection and/or Super Collision Damage Waiver? Our van isn't allowed on F-roads and we'll probably just stick to the Golden Circle (weather permitting).

I'd also just like to know about general weather conditions. They say 'there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing', can this rule apply? :) Any other general information or lovely sights to see would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so so much in advance for helping me out! :)
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Re: What's the weather like in Reykjavik in November?

Iceland24
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Dear klw2704,

At this time of the year the weather could be icy and snowy.

In order to check the weather forecast and road conditions please keep these links in mind:

http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/areas/
http://www.road.is/travel-info/road-conditions-and-weather/entire-iceland-road-conditions-map/
http://www.road.is/travel-info/web-cams/

Have a nice trip,
Berglind
Iceland24
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Re: What's the weather like in Reykjavik in November?

travelpassion82
Nice one! Thanks for the tip. I am still so undecided about when to visit. :)
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Re: What's the weather like in Reykjavik in November?

Iceland24
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Hello travelpassion82,

I´d go for May or June for first time.
Then if you want to see Northern Lights then from October to February is the best time.

Best regards,
Berglind
Iceland24