Best Time To Visit Reykjavik - 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:

20-Aug-2018
Today 20 Aug

52

48

Light rain starting in the evening.

Wind:3.88 m/s

Humidity:87%

Precipitation:0.46%

  • Tue 21 Aug
    54 | 44

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 22 Aug
    55 | 44

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Thu 23 Aug
    58 | 43

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Fri 24 Aug
    57 | 42

    Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Sat 25 Aug
    56 | 44

    Foggy overnight.

  • Sun 26 Aug
    53 | 46

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Reykjavik

Average Temperature in Reykjavik by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 35℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Feb

Average temperature: 36℉

Minimum temperature: 21℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Mar

Average temperature: 35℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Apr

Average temperature: 37℉

Minimum temperature: 25℉

Maximum temperature: 48℉

May

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

Jun

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 61℉

Jul

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Aug

Average temperature: 51℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

Sep

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Oct

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 50℉

Nov

Average temperature: 32℉

Minimum temperature: 18℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Dec

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 48℉

Highest temperature in Reykjavik is recorded as 69.8℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Reykjavik is recorded as 17.6℉ in November.

Average Humidity in Reykjavik by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Feb

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

May

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 42%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Jun

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Jul

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Aug

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Sep

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Oct

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Nov

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Dec

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Most humid month in Reykjavik is February.

Least humid month in Reykjavik is June.

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