- Spring in Iceland. Spring might be the best time of year to visit Iceland—aside from the busy tourist season of summer—because of its crisp weather, normal daylight hours (compared to North America), and significantly cheaper pricing for accommodations, flights, and travel.
- Summer in Iceland. Summer is the height of tourist season in Iceland, and in midsummer—during the entire months of June and July—daylight takes over during a time known as the Midnight Sun, when there is virtually no nighttime darkness.
- Fall in Iceland. As September comes around, the tourist season abruptly ends and many museums outside of Reykjavik close down until the following summer.
- Winter in Iceland. Prices for airfare are drastically lower in the winter season due to a decrease in tourists traveling to the country, but keep in mind that Christmas and holiday travel will still be slightly more expensive than other non-peak travel days.
Here, the monthly average temperature ranges from -1 °C (30 °F) in January and February to 12 °C (53 °F) in July. Here are the average temperatures. Being sheltered from the south wind, Akureyri is located in the least rainy area of Iceland; in fact, precipitation amounts to 500 mm (19.5 in) per year. Here is the average precipitation.
Apr 12, 2019 · The Iceland average temperature is lower in spring that what you might be used to. But if you have the right layers, you’ll be fine. The highest temperature recorded in Iceland was 30.5 ºC (87 ºF), so we do get warm weather occasionally.
Apr 28, 2019 · The average temperature for Iceland in July is between 10°C and 15°C (about 50°-59° Fahrenheit) and can bring us about 18 hours of daylight (less by the end of the month). July is known as the hottest month in Iceland and one of the more popular months to visit.
In summer (June, July and August) Iceland has an average temperature between 10˚C and 14˚C (50-57 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the best travel period due to the best chance of clear and sunny days. If you want to avoid the summer crowds, you can also visit Iceland in the months of May, September and October.
Show the average temperatures in Reykjavík in Celsius. * Data from weather station: Reykjavík, Iceland. On average, the warmest month is July. On average, the coolest month is January. The average annual maximum temperature is: 45.32° Fahrenheit (7.4° Celsius) The average annual minimum temperature is: 35.96° Fahrenheit (2.2° Celsius)
Amount of Daylight Hours: 4.5 to 7
Although January is not the best month to travel around Iceland, it is one of the most famous months to see the Northern Lights. It is also one of the coldest months of the year, yet still quite manageable for anyone from a Northern or deep Southern climate. Keep all of this in mind when you consider what to pack for your trip this month. Furry coats, thick wool hats, and gloves are all necessary. Many times, tourists like to rent cars and travel around the Golden Circle in Iceland. If this i...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 7 to 10
As you can see, if you compare January and February, even though there is a marked increase in the number of daylight hours, there is not much of one reflected in the temperature. February is a month of transition in Iceland, meaning it is one of the most unpredictable months weather-wise. Winter storms come on quickly and bring snow, rain, sleet, and ice with them. Bringing layers is an essential aspect of travel in Iceland during February. Heavier coats for nighttime, gloves and a hat, and...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 10 to 13
March begins to receive more regular amounts of daylight relative to the majority of the world. From the beginning to the end of the month, the number of sunlight increases rapidly. It is arguably the best month to travel to Iceland since you enjoy the snowy views of the country while experiencing more tolerable temperatures. In March, you can still see the Northern Lights since there isn’t quite enough sunlight to dilute the views. Variety in the gear you pack becomes even more critical. In...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 13 to 16
Iceland is reported to have four seasons, but keep in mind that these look a little different than they might in other parts of the world. If there were a month that could be associated with spring, though, April would be that month. The average temperatures finally stay above freezing while still not skyrocketing. The ironic aspect of this spring-time month is that it also holds the celebrated First Day of Summer around the third week of April. No matter the temperature, Icelanders turn out...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 16-20 hours
May is the month when there is a noticeable change in the daylight hours, from longer, darker nights to daylight hours that last almost the entire day. This month is also the most pronounced in the transition towards summer. The vegetation starts to produce leaves and becomes green again. Seeing consistent temperatures in the double digits is another reason for Icelanders to celebrate. Have you heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers?” In Iceland, the rainy season tends to begin in...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 20-21
The best recommendation we can give you to travel in the middle months of June and July is to pack a sleeping mask. These are the months that feature the famous midnight sun, and you can freely travel around the country for hours and hours with daylight left for viewing. June is also the month when you see the pictures of brilliant color contrasts, lush greens against sky blue backgrounds, and black or red mountains. June can still be rainy, so keep that waterproof gear on hand to stay ahead...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 16 to 19
July is known as one of the hottest months of the year. It can get up to 80º Fahrenheit in some years! However, this is not common, and you should still plan on packing layers for the potential contrasting temperatures from beginning to the end of each day. July sometimes sees some intense wind gusts from the North sweeping over the country. Waterproof materials are no longer as necessary, but windproof jackets are advised. It is difficult to view the Northern Lights during this month and tho...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 14 to 18
August is another month of swift change in Iceland. The daylight hours begin to swing back down as the globe starts to tilt once more. Depending on what you care to do in Iceland, changes whether August would be the best month to travel for you. The North and the Eastern sides of Iceland can be quite warm during the month, and it is the last month when the temperatures could be called warm for the rest of the year. August is said to be one of the best months for visitors interested in trekkin...
Amount of Daylight Hours: 11-14 hours
The natural heat provided by the upswing of the Gulf from South America gives Iceland an extended summer compared to other Northern countries. Even though the light fades quickly from the sky, you still get to appreciate some warmish weather. The weather in September gets rainy and sometimes brings snow again. The winds can whip across the country, so make sure as much of your gear as possible is water- and windproof. Fall colors in September make the country even more spectacular to behold!
Amount of Daylight Hours: 8 to 11
In October, both the daylight hours and the temperatures begin to dive. Heavy rain follows this change, so prepare your gear accordingly. Layers are more critical again during this month since the weather can be all over the place. October is a high-density tourist month because of the fall colors and beautiful displays put on by the Northern Lights. Plan your trip out well to maximize the amount of daylight you put to use on your journey. Seeing snow isn’t likely during this month, but there...
The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 14°C (57°F). The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 2°C (36°F). December is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
Show the average temperatures in Seyðisfjörður in Celsius. * Data from weather station: Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. On average, the warmest month is August. On average, the coolest month is December. The average annual maximum temperature is: 44.6° Fahrenheit (7.0° Celsius) The average annual minimum temperature is: 33.26° Fahrenheit (0.7 ...