Best Time To Visit Reykjavik

Best Time To Go To Reykjavik

The climate of Iceland is cold and wet. The summers are the peak season and see the most number of crowds. The summers are the best time to experience the midnight sun and long days, sometimes even with 24 hours of sunlight. The winters can get extremely cold and it is the best time to catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

  • Summer (June-August): The summer season is the best and the brightest of all seasons in Reykjavik. The summer season boasts long days and pleasant temperatures. The day time temperatures remain between 12 to 13 degrees Celsius. The months of June and July see 24 hours of sunlight. This event offers a unique experience of the midnight sun and an excellent opportunity to explore the outdoors and indulge in sightseeing tours and activities. The town is most expensive during the summer season and the prices usually double. It is essential to carry warm clothing as it tends to get cold.
  • Fall (September): The temperature starts to plummet as the fall season arrives. The day time temperatures during this time of the year are around 7 degrees Celsius. Most of the summer crowds have left by fall and the town also sees a sheer drop in the inflated peak season prices. This is the best time to explore the town if you wish to avoid the crowds. It is possible to get discounts and deals on airfares and hotels during the fall season.
  • Winter (October-April): The winter season is the coldest and the wettest of all seasons. The day time temperatures fall as low as -1 degrees Celsius and the nights tend to be colder. The winters are considered as the off season and boasts long nights and short days with the sun only peeking out for three or four hours in December and January. There is a significant drop is the airfares and hotel prices.
  • Spring (May): As Spring arrives, the days tend to get longer and the temperatures start to rise. The summer crowds have not arrived yet so the town is still cheaper as compared to the peak season inflated prices. One might still see some snow on the ground and it is essential to carry warm clothing. The prices rise as the peak season approaches so make sure to book in advance.

The best season to visit Reykjavik is during the summers. The summer season boasts long days and pleasant bearable temperatures making it a perfect time to visit the city. However, if you wish to avoid inflated prices and summer crowds, you can consider going during the fall season followed by the spring season.

Climate in Reykjavik

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-Jan-2018
oF | oC
Today 22 Jan

3oC

2oC

Dangerously windy throughout the day and rain starting in the evening.

Wind:10.77 m/s

Humidity:57%

Precipitation:0.31%

  • Tue 23 Jan
    3oC | 0oC

    Foggy until afternoon.

  • Wed 24 Jan
    1oC | -2oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.

  • Thu 25 Jan
    -2oC | -8oC

    Foggy in the evening.

  • Fri 26 Jan
    1oC | 1oC

    Overcast throughout the day and breezy overnight.

  • Sat 27 Jan
    4oC | 1oC

    Windy throughout the day and mixed precipitation in the morning and overnight.

  • Sun 28 Jan
    4oC | -1oC

    Overcast throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Reykjavik

Average Temperature in Reykjavik by month

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  • 15o
  • 10o
  • 5o 0o
Jan

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: -1oC

Maximum temperature: 5oC

Feb

Average temperature: 2oC

Minimum temperature: -1oC

Maximum temperature: 7oC

Mar

Average temperature: -2oC

Minimum temperature: -7oC

Maximum temperature: 1oC

Apr

Average temperature: 4oC

Minimum temperature: 0oC

Maximum temperature: 8oC

May

Average temperature: 10oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 14oC

Jun

Average temperature: 10oC

Minimum temperature: 6oC

Maximum temperature: 14oC

Jul

Average temperature: 10oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 13oC

Aug

Average temperature: 10oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 13oC

Sep

Average temperature: 13oC

Minimum temperature: 10oC

Maximum temperature: 14oC

Oct

Average temperature: 7oC

Minimum temperature: 4oC

Maximum temperature: 10oC

Nov

Average temperature: 2oC

Minimum temperature: -2oC

Maximum temperature: 7oC

Dec

Average temperature: 7oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 8oC

Highest temperature in Reykjavik is recorded as 14oC in May, June and September.

Lowest temperature in Reykjavik is recorded as -7oC in March.

Average Humidity in Reykjavik by Month (in %)

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  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Feb

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 79%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Mar

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 66%

Apr

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

May

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 78%

Jun

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Jul

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Aug

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Sep

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 80%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Oct

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Nov

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Dec

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 81%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Most humid month in Reykjavik is December.

Least humid month in Reykjavik is March.

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