Iceland
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Iceland

The best time to visit Iceland is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Iceland is 14°C in July and the lowest is 1°C in December. The water temperature is between -3°C and 19°C.

Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Iceland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average South Iceland weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 2 2 5 8 12 14 13 10 6 3 1
Water temperature (°C) -3 7 8 16 18 19 17 18 12 8 6 6
Precipitation (mm) 37 28 31 23 20 17 19 24 26 36 25 27

Climate data from city: Reykjavík

Average North Iceland weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -3 -3 -2 0 4 9 11 10 7 2 -1 -4
Water temperature (°C) 6 4 4 6 7 8 11 11 9 7 6 6
Precipitation (mm) 60 54 61 47 51 40 54 60 70 77 87 71

Climate data from city: Akureyri

Average East Iceland weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 0 0 2 6 10 12 11 8 4 1 -1
Precipitation (mm) 87 77 79 57 59 35 43 46 51 76 108 96

Climate data from city: Egilsstaðir

Average West Iceland weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 -1 -1 1 4 8 10 9 7 3 1 -1
Water temperature (°C) -1 2 2 2 10 9 10 10 8 6 6 5
Precipitation (mm) 60 59 53 50 35 13 20 25 38 50 41 59

Climate data from city: Ísafjörður




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Iceland weather

The Iceland weather for will be 3° till 14° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature is 2°C.

The Iceland weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Reykjavík.

Iceland 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
Snow
UV
Sunday
22 may
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5°C
1°C
0.2 mm
10%
6 Bft
SW
2°C
0 cm
2
Monday
23 may
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9°C
0°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
SSW
2°C
0 cm
5
Tuesday
24 may
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6°C
3°C
0.8 mm
30%
5 Bft
S
2°C
0 cm
4
Wednesday
25 may
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5°C
1°C
3.9 mm
85%
2 Bft
S
2°C
3 cm
2
Thursday
26 may
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3°C
-1°C
6.7 mm
90%
3 Bft
NW
2°C
7.9 cm
2


Climate Iceland

Click on a region of Iceland to view the climate:

South Iceland (Reykjavík)

South Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for South Iceland is 6° degrees and there is about 312 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 140 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 2 2 5 8 12 14 13 10 6 3 1
Night temp. (°C) -1 -1 -1 1 4 8 9 8 6 3 1 -2
Water temp. (°C) -3 7 8 16 18 19 17 18 12 8 6 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 37 28 31 23 20 17 19 24 26 36 25 27
Days with rain 13 11 11 14 14 15 17 14 17 14 12 10
Days with snow 6 6 9 6 1 - - - - - 4 6
Dry days 12 11 11 10 16 15 14 17 13 17 14 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 5 7 4 7 8 5 4 3 3
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
UV-index 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 2

Climate data from city: Reykjavík

North Iceland (Akureyri)

North Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for North Iceland is 2° degrees and there is about 731 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 82 days a year with an average humidity of 88% and an UV-index of 1.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -3 -3 -2 0 4 9 11 10 7 2 -1 -4
Night temp. (°C) -8 -8 -8 -6 -1 4 6 5 2 -2 -5 -9
Water temp. (°C) 6 4 4 6 7 8 11 11 9 7 6 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 60 54 61 47 51 40 54 60 70 77 87 71
Days with rain 12 8 9 11 17 18 22 22 21 17 12 10
Days with snow 17 17 21 15 6 1 - - 2 9 14 18
Dry days 2 3 1 4 8 11 9 9 7 5 4 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 5 7 1 5 7 5 4 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

Climate data from city: Akureyri

East Iceland (Egilsstaðir)

East Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for East Iceland is 4° degrees and there is about 813 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 76 days a year with an average humidity of 85% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 0 0 2 6 10 12 11 8 4 1 -1
Night temp. (°C) -5 -5 -5 -3 1 5 7 6 4 1 -3 -6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 87 77 79 57 59 35 43 46 51 76 108 96
Days with rain 16 14 13 15 18 17 19 18 18 19 16 15
Days with snow 17 16 19 14 6 1 - - 1 8 13 17
Dry days - - - 1 7 12 12 13 11 4 1 -
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 5 7 4 7 6 5 4 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1

Climate data from city: Egilsstaðir

West Iceland (Ísafjörður)

West Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for West Iceland is 3° degrees and there is about 503 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 138 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 -1 -1 1 4 8 10 9 7 3 1 -1
Night temp. (°C) -4 -4 -4 -2 1 5 6 6 4 1 -2 -4
Water temp. (°C) -1 2 2 2 10 9 10 10 8 6 6 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 60 59 53 50 35 13 20 25 38 50 41 59
Days with rain 8 7 8 10 12 9 12 11 17 12 8 7
Days with snow 12 13 17 15 6 - - - 1 8 9 11
Dry days 11 8 6 5 13 21 19 20 12 11 13 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 2 3 4 5 0 3 6 4 3 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
UV-index 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1

Climate data from city: Ísafjörður

Iceland weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Iceland?

Iceland lies in a straight line about 4,358 km from United States (New York → Reykjavík). By car the distance is 3,664 km. You are on your way 87 hours without delay.

How long is the flight to Iceland?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Iceland is approximately 9 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Iceland?

These are the largest airports in Iceland:

How many inhabitants are there in Iceland?

Iceland has approximately 350,710 inhabitants.

How big is Iceland?

The area of Iceland is around 103,000 km². It is 2,5x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Iceland?

The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

What is the currency of Iceland?

In Iceland the Icelandic króna (ISK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 135.86 Icelandic króna
  • 1 Icelandic króna = 0.007 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 13,585.99 Icelandic króna
  • 100 Icelandic króna = 0.74 US dollar

What is the area code of Iceland?

The area code to call Iceland is +354.