When is the best time to go to Reykjavík

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Reykjavík, 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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Reykjavík weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Reykjavík 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

Reykjavík January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 99mm 0.9hrs 7.8hrs

January is a a little damp month in Reykjavík and the temperature is generally cold.

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 Reykjavík.

January is in the winter in Reykjavík and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (34°F), whilst at night -4°C (25°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 99mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 0.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Reykjavík February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
2°C 97mm 1.8hrs 10.3hrs

February in Reykjavík is generally a little damp with the temperature being cold.

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

February is in the winter in Reykjavík and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (35°F), whilst at night -3°C (26°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 97mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Reykjavík March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
2°C 99mm 3.5hrs 13.2hrs

The weather in March in Reykjavík is characteristically cold and a little damp.

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

March is in the spring in Reykjavík and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (36°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 99mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Reykjavík April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 75mm 4.9hrs 16.9hrs

Reykjavík's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

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 Reykjavík.

April is in the spring in Reykjavík and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -1°C (31°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 75mm 2.9 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 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Reykjavík May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 60mm 3.1hrs 9.6hrs

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

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Reykjavík.

May is in the spring in Reykjavík and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 60mm 2.4 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 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Reykjavík June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
10°C 67mm 0hrs 7.8hrs

The weather in June in Reykjavík is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

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

June is in the summer in Reykjavík and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (52°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Reykjavík 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 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Reykjavík July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 66mm 3.1hrs 10.3hrs

July in Reykjavík is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

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

July is in the summer in Reykjavík and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 66mm 2.6 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 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Reykjavík August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 83mm 5.6hrs 13.2hrs

The weather in August in Reykjavík is characteristically cool and a little damp.

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

August is in the summer in Reykjavík and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 83mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Reykjavík September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 86mm 4.3hrs 16.9hrs

Reykjavík's weather in September is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

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 Reykjavík.

September is in the fall / autumn in Reykjavík and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 86mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 4.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Reykjavík October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 115mm 2.8hrs 9.6hrs

October is a damp month in Reykjavík and the temperature is generally cool.

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Reykjavík and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (42°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 115mm 4.5 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Reykjavík November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
2°C 97mm 1.5hrs 7.8hrs

November is a a little damp month in Reykjavík 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 Reykjavík.

November is in the fall / autumn in Reykjavík and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 3°C (37°F), whilst at night -2°C (28°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 97mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 1.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Reykjavík December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 100mm 0.6hrs 10.3hrs

December in Reykjavík is generally damp with the temperature being cold.

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

December is in the winter in Reykjavík and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (34°F), whilst at night -4°C (25°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Reykjavík with around 100mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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Reykjavík weather statistics
Hottest month: July 12.6°C 54.7°F
Driest month: May 60mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: May 3.1hrs
Coldest month: January 0.8°C 33.4°F
Wettest month: October 115mm 4.5ins
Warmest sea: August 10.4°C 50.7°F
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