When to travel to Iceland according to the climate?

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Climat moyen annuel en Iceland

  • Minimum annual temperature: 3°C
  • Average annual temperature: 6°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 8°C
  • Precipitation: 96 mm/month (with 17 rainy days/month)

The best time to go to Iceland

Min / Max Precipitation
January -1 ° / 4 ° 108mm / 20 days
february -2 ° / 4 ° 96mm / 17 days
March -1 ° / 4 ° 94mm / 18 days
April 1 ° / 6 ° 83mm / 17 days
may 3 ° / 9 ° 65mm / 14 days
June 7 ° / 12 ° 56mm / 13 days
July 9 ° / 14 ° 70mm / 14 days
August 8 ° / 13 ° 89mm / 16 days
September 6 ° / 11 ° 121mm / 19 days
October 3 ° / 7 ° 144mm / 19 days
November 0 ° / 5 ° 112mm / 18 days
December -1 ° / 4 ° 118mm / 19 days

These weather forecasts have been calculated using data from weather stations located across Iceland.





Details by cities

Check the climate forecast for the largest cities in Iceland:


  • Reykjavik (6°C on average)
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  • Kopavogur (6°C on average | 72 mm of rain/month over 17 days)
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  • Akureyri (5°C on average)
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F.A.Q.

Which are the hottest cities in Iceland?

The following cities record the highest average maximum temperatures over the year:
Akureyri (with 8°C), Reykjavik (with 8°C), Kopavogur (with 8°C), …

Which are the coldest cities in Iceland?

These cities are among those with the lowest average temperatures over the year:
Akureyri (with 5°C), Reykjavik (with 6°C), Kopavogur (with 6°C), …


Which are the hottest months in Iceland?

The months of the year with the highest maximum temperatures are:
July (with 14°C), August (with 13°C), June (with 12°C), …

Which are the coldest months in Iceland?

The months of the year with the lowest average temperatures are:
December (with 1°C), January (with 1°C), february (with 1°C), …

Which are the driest months in Iceland?

The months of the year with the least rainfall are:
June (with 56 mm/month), may (with 65 mm/month), July (with 70 mm/month), …

Which are the rainiest months in Iceland?

The months of the year with the most rain are:
October (with 144 mm/month), September (with 121 mm/month), December (with 118 mm/month), …

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