Best Time to Visit Reykjavik

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Reykjavik. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Reykjavik. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Reykjavik for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -3 °C to 13 °C
Waves Symbol 6 °C to 11 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.653.7 in (10 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Reykjavik: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 6 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 6 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 6 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 7 °C
MayMay
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 8 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 8 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 8 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 7 °C

Climate Chart Reykjavik

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Reykjavik

In the following, you will find the climate table for Reykjavik, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°13°13°10°
Night Temperature-3°-2°-2°-1°-3°
Water Temperature11°11°10°
Precipitation (inch)3.52.522.442.21.651.651.972.22.643.73.073.11
Rainy days131314121011101212151314
Hours of Sunshine124565654310
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 4.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (10.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (-0.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 11 °C. You cannot take a bath with these temperatures.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 30.67 inch on 149 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June, July, and August

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 3.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Reykjavik
heavy intensity rain     heavy intensity rain, 8.8 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 31 mph SO
Air Pressure: 997 hPa       Humidity: 81 %
0.16 in of rain (last 3 hours)
Last updated: 15th Apr 2021, 02:38 pm
The next days …
16th Apr 202117th Apr 202118th Apr 202119th Apr 202120th Apr 202121st Apr 2021
rain and snow4 °C to 8 °Crain and snow3 °C to 5 °Clight snow2 °C to 4 °Clight snow2 °C to 2 °Clight snow2 °C to 4 °Covercast clouds3 °C to 7 °C
4 °C to 8 °C3 °C to 5 °C2 °C to 4 °C2 °C to 2 °C2 °C to 4 °C3 °C to 7 °C
Clouds: 81 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 78 %Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 99 %
0.27 in of rain0.13 in of rain0.26 in of snow0.07 in of snow0.03 in of snowNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Iceland: Regions

Reykjavik is part of the holiday destination Iceland. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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