Weather, climate and best time to go to Iceland

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Iceland

Best time to go to Iceland

Best time to go to Iceland

The best time to go to Iceland is from june until august, in which you have a very cold temperature and mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Iceland is 15° in july and the lowest is 2° in december.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Iceland or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Iceland
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 207 mm 12
Feb 176 mm 11
Mar 201 mm 14
Apr 153 mm 10
May 121 mm 2
Jun 13° 102 mm 0
Jul 15° 115 mm 0
Aug 14° 159 mm 0
Sep 11° 207 mm 0
Oct 179 mm 2
Nov 161 mm 6
Dec 186 mm 13

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Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Iceland indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Iceland.

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Holiday Iceland

Holiday Iceland

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Hotels and apartments in Iceland

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Climate Iceland

Climate Iceland

In Iceland there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the subpolar oceanic climate and tundra climate. The average annual temperature for Iceland is 7° degrees and there is 1966 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 71 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 2.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Reykjavik in Iceland per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -1° 207 mm 19 12 0 4 1
Feb -1° 176 mm 15 11 2 4 1
Mar -1° 201 mm 17 14 0 4 1
Apr 153 mm 20 10 0 4 1
May 121 mm 19 2 10 4 2
Jun 13° 102 mm 21 0 9 3 3
Jul 15° 10° 115 mm 22 0 9 3 3
Aug 14° 159 mm 22 0 9 3 3
Sep 11° 207 mm 24 0 6 4 2
Oct 179 mm 21 2 8 4 2
Nov 161 mm 20 6 4 4 1
Dec -2° 186 mm 16 13 2 4 1

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 3° in january in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In january there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 207 mm. And on average, it snows 12 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 3° in february in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In february there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 176 mm. The it will be dry 2 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 11 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 4° in march in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In march there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 201 mm. And on average, it snows 14 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 6° in april in Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In april there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 153 mm. And on average, it snows 10 days in april.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 9° in may in Iceland and at least around 5° degrees. In may there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 121 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 2 days in may.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 13° in june in Iceland and at least around 8° degrees. In june there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Iceland.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 15° in july in Iceland and at least around 10° degrees. In july there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 115 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Iceland.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 14° in august in Iceland and at least around 9° degrees. In august there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 159 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Iceland.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 11° in september in Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. In september there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 207 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Iceland.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 7° in october in Iceland and at least around 3° degrees. In october there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 179 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 2 days in october.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 4° in november in Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In november there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 161 mm. The it will be dry 4 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 2° in december in Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. In december there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 186 mm. The it will be dry 2 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 13 days in december.

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Weather statistics Iceland

Weather statistics Iceland

View all weather statistics from Iceland per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Iceland and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Iceland

14 day weather forecast Iceland

The weather for Reykjavik in Iceland will be around 9° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Mo24 Sep Tu25 Sep We26 Sep Th27 Sep Fr28 Sep Sa29 Sep Su30 Sep
  Zware Regen Zware Regen Light doucheregen Bewolkt Zware Regen Light doucheregen Broken wolken
Max (°C) 11° 10° 12° 10°
Min (°C)
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 90% 85% 60% 45% 95% 50% 35%
Rainfall (mm) 52.9mm 36.8mm 9.2mm 4.9mm 85.6mm 5.5mm 3.2mm
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 4.0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm
UV-index
UV-index 2 2 4 3 1 2 1
Weather forecast next week
  Mo1 Oct Tu2 Oct We3 Oct Th4 Oct Fr5 Oct Sa6 Oct Su7 Oct
  Light doucheregen Lichte sneeuw Light doucheregen Sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Broken wolken Regen
Max (°C) 11° 11°
Min (°C)
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 60% 10% 50% 75% 65% 15% 70%
Rainfall (mm) 8.8mm 0.1mm 6.0mm 4.6mm 2.8mm 0.1mm 14.3mm
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0.2cm 0.2cm 0cm 6.8cm 4.2cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 2cm 1cm 0cm
UV-index
UV-index 1 2 2 1 4 2 1
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About Iceland

About Iceland

Iceland is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Reykjavík. It is 103.000 km² with 4.970 km of coastline and has a population of 350.710. In terms of area, the country is 2,5x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Iceland you have to use +354 or 00354 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +3545012457809 or 003545012457809.


Iceland is in a straight line at 1.884 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hour and 55 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 3697 km from London to the capital city Reykjavík and you are about 93 minutes and 10 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Time difference Iceland

Time difference Iceland

In Iceland it is now 21:06 hour in the evening on monday 24 september 2018. That is 1 hour earlier than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Iceland is Atlantic/Reykjavik and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

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Vaccinations Iceland

Vaccinations Iceland

No recommended vaccinations are required for Iceland.

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Reisadvies

Reisadvies Iceland

Reisadvies voor Iceland

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

Dit reisadvies is opnieuw beoordeeld. Er was geen reden voor inhoudelijke aanpassingen.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor Iceland op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency Iceland

Currency Iceland

In Iceland the IJslandse kroon is used to pay.

Exchange rate IJslandse kroon op 24 september 2018

1 IJslandse kroon = € 0,01 euro
100 IJslandse kroon = € 0,81 euro

1 euro = 122,80 IJslandse kroon
100 euro = 12.279,73 IJslandse kroon

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It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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