Iceland

Best time to visit, climate and weather Iceland

Best time to visit Iceland

Best time to visit Iceland

The best time to visit Iceland is from may until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Iceland is 15° in july and the lowest is 3° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Iceland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 10 years.

Best time to visit and climate Iceland

Climate data from: Reykjavík
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
10° 14° 15° 14° 11°
MM
rain
37 mm 28 mm 31 mm 23 mm 20 mm 17 mm 19 mm 24 mm 26 mm 36 mm 25 mm 27 mm
Snow
days
6 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
Holiday Iceland

Holiday Iceland

Hotels and apartments in Iceland

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Climate Iceland

Climate Iceland

Climate Iceland per Month
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Iceland there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the subpolar oceanic climate and tundra climate. The average annual temperature for 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.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
10° 14° 15° 14° 11°
Night
min °C
-1° -1° -1° -2°
MM
rain
37 mm 28 mm 31 mm 23 mm 20 mm 17 mm 19 mm 24 mm 26 mm 36 mm 25 mm 27 mm
Rain
days
13 11 11 14 14 15 17 14 17 14 12 10
Snow
days
6 6 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
Dry
days
12 11 11 10 16 15 14 17 13 17 14 15
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
Average
UV-index
1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 2
 

Climate Iceland january

On average, it is maximum 3° in january in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In january there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in january.

Climate Iceland february

On average, it is maximum 4° in february in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in february.

Climate Iceland march

On average, it is maximum 4° in march in Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 9 days in march.

Climate Iceland april

On average, it is maximum 6° in april in Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In april there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in april.

Climate Iceland may

On average, it is maximum 10° in may in Iceland and at least around 4° degrees. In may there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 1 day in may.

Climate Iceland june

On average, it is maximum 14° in june in Iceland and at least around 8° degrees. In june there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Iceland.

Climate Iceland july

On average, it is maximum 15° in july in Iceland and at least around 9° degrees. In july there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Iceland.

Climate Iceland august

On average, it is maximum 14° in august in Iceland and at least around 8° degrees. In august there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Iceland.

Climate Iceland september

On average, it is maximum 11° in september in Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Iceland.

Climate Iceland october

On average, it is maximum 8° in october in Iceland and at least around 3° degrees. In october there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 36 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Iceland.

Climate Iceland november

On average, it is maximum 5° in november in Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In november there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 4 days in november.

Climate Iceland december

On average, it is maximum 4° in december in Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. In december there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Iceland

14 day weather forecast Iceland

The weather for Reykjavik in Iceland will be around 10° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Iceland is based on the weather in Reykjavík.

Weather forecast this week
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Su
19 May
Mo
20 May
Tu
21 May
We
22 May
Th
23 May
Fr
24 May
Sa
25 May
  Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Light doucheregen Bewolkt
Max (°C) 11° 10° 11° 12° 12°
Min (°C)
Rainfall (mm) 3.2
mm
1.4
mm
0.3
mm
0.1
mm
0
mm
6.2
mm
2.2
mm
Rainfall (%) 40% 20% 15% 15% 0% 55% 30%
UV-index
UV-index 2 2 3 3 3 4 2

Weather forecast next week
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Su
26 May
Mo
27 May
Tu
28 May
We
29 May
Th
30 May
Fr
31 May
Sa
1 Jun
  Broken wolken Light doucheregen Bewolkt Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Light doucheregen Enkele wolken
Max (°C) 11° 10° 11° 12° 10°
Min (°C)
Rainfall (mm) 0.3
mm
7.3
mm
2.9
mm
0.1
mm
0.4
mm
7.5
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 15% 60% 35% 15% 15% 60% 0%
UV-index
UV-index 4 2 2 5 5 3 5
About Iceland

About Iceland

Iceland is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Reykjavík. The total surface is 103.000 km² with 4.970 km of coastline and the population consists of 350.710 inhabitants. 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 1.845 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hour and 50 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 3664 km from London to the capital city Reykjavík and you are about 87 hour on your way without stops and delay..

Time difference Iceland

Time difference Iceland

In Iceland it is now 07:01 o’clock in the morning on sunday 19 may 2019. That is 1 hour earlier than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Iceland is Atlantic/Reykjavik and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

Currency Iceland

Currency Iceland

In Iceland the IJslandse kroon is used to pay.

Exchange rate IJslandse kroon op 19 may 2019

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

Install exchange rate app

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.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Vaccinations Iceland

Vaccinations Iceland

No recommended vaccinations are required for Iceland.