When is the best time to go to Akureyri

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Akureyri, Iceland. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Akureyri weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Akureyri are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Akureyri January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-1°C 66mm 0.4hrs 7.4hrs 4°C

The climate in Akureyri during January can be summarized as cold and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Akureyri for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Akureyri and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (30°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in January »

February

Akureyri February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-1°C 54mm 1.4hrs 10.2hrs 3°C

February in Akureyri is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Akureyri.

February is in the winter in Akureyri and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (31°F), whilst at night -7°C (20°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in February »

March

Akureyri March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-1°C 61mm 2.7hrs 13.3hrs 3°C

The weather in March in Akureyri is characteristically cold and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Akureyri for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Akureyri and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (31°F), whilst at night -7°C (20°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in March »

April

Akureyri April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
2°C 46mm 4.7hrs 17.4hrs 3°C

Akureyri's weather in April is typically cold and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Akureyri, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Akureyri and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 3°C (37°F), whilst at night -4°C (25°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 46mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in April »

May

Akureyri May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
6°C 36mm 2.9hrs 9.9hrs 4°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Akureyri and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Akureyri, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Akureyri and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (44°F), whilst at night -0°C (31°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 36mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in May »

June

Akureyri June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 47mm 0hrs 7.4hrs 6°C

June in Akureyri is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Akureyri, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Akureyri and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (51°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Akureyri with around 47mm 1.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in June »

July

Akureyri July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 56mm 0hrs 10.2hrs 8°C

July in Akureyri is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Akureyri, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Akureyri and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in July »

August

Akureyri August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 63mm 5.3hrs 13.3hrs 8°C

The weather in August in Akureyri is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Akureyri, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Akureyri and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 63mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in August »

September

Akureyri September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 68mm 3.4hrs 17.4hrs 7°C

Akureyri's weather in September is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Akureyri.

September is in the fall / autumn in Akureyri and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 1°C (35°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 68mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in September »

October

Akureyri October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
3°C 79mm 2.1hrs 9.9hrs 6°C

October is a reasonably dry month in Akureyri and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Akureyri.

October is in the fall / autumn in Akureyri and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (39°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 79mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in October »

November

Akureyri November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
0°C 67mm 0.9hrs 7.4hrs 5°C

November is a reasonably dry month in Akureyri and the temperature is generally cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Akureyri for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Akureyri and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 0°C (32°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in November »

December

Akureyri December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-1°C 67mm 0.2hrs 10.2hrs 4°C

December in Akureyri is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Akureyri for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Akureyri and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (30°F), whilst at night -7°C (19°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 67mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Akureyri weather in December »

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Akureyri weather stats

Akureyri weather statistics
Hottest month: July 12°C 53.6°F
Driest month: May 36mm 1.4ins
Sunniest month: May 2.9hrs
Coldest month: January -1.5°C 29.3°F
Wettest month: October 79mm 3.1ins
Warmest sea: August 8.4°C 47.1°F
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