Reykjavík weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Reykjavík

The best time to visit in Reykjavík in Iceland is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Reykjavík is 14°C in July and the lowest is 1°C in December. The water temperature is between -3°C and 19°C.

Reykjavík has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Reykjavík or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Reykjavík by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 2 2 5 8 12 14 13 10 6 3 1
Water temp. (°C) -3 7 8 16 18 19 17 18 12 8 6 6
Precipitation (mm) 37 28 31 23 20 17 19 24 26 36 25 27

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14 day weather forecast Reykjavík

The weather for in Reykjavík will be 4° till 5° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.2 cm 3.1 mm 80% 4 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.3 cm 2.4 mm 75% 6 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
9.5 cm 27.7 mm 100% 7 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0.2 mm 15% 4 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
1.2 cm 13.8 mm 95% 17 m/s 0
Sunday 12 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 4.3 mm 80% 9 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 2.8 mm 75% 9 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 12 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
1.4 cm 3.5 mm 85% 4 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 3.5 mm 80% 3 m/s 0
Friday 17 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
3.8 cm 3.5 mm 90% 5 m/s 0
Saturday 18 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 5.6 mm 85% 13 m/s 0
Sunday 19 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
5.8 cm 6.5 mm 95% 4 m/s 0

Climate Reykjavík

Reykjavík has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Reykjavík 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.

Climate table of Reykjavík

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 2 2 5 8 12 14 13 10 6 3 1
Night temp. (°C) -1 -1 -1 1 4 8 9 8 6 3 1 -2
Water temp. (°C) -3 7 8 16 18 19 17 18 12 8 6 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 37 28 31 23 20 17 19 24 26 36 25 27
Days with rain 13 11 11 14 14 15 17 14 17 14 12 10
Days with snow 6 6 9 6 1 - - - - - 4 6
Dry days 12 11 11 10 16 15 14 17 13 17 14 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 4 5 7 4 7 8 5 4 3 3
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
UV-index 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 2

Reykjavík weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Reykjavík? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Reykjavík?

Reykjavík is located in Iceland. It lies in a straight line at 1,173 miles from London.

The coordinates of Reykjavík are:

  • Latitude: 64.135979
  • Longitude: -21.920314

The GPS coordinates are 64° 8' N, 21° 55' W

How long is the flight to Reykjavík?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Reykjavík is approximately 3 hours.

What are the nearest airports to Reykjavík?

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How many inhabitants are there in Reykjavík?

Reykjavík has approximately 166,212 inhabitants.

How big is Reykjavík?

The area of Reykjavík is around 276 mi².

What is the currency of Reykjavík?

In Reykjavík the Icelandic króna (ISK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Icelandic króna = 180.07 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.006 Icelandic króna
  • 10 Icelandic króna = 1,800.70 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.056 Icelandic króna
  • 100 Icelandic króna = 18,007.05 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 0.56 Icelandic króna

What is the area code of Reykjavík?

The area code to call Reykjavík is +354.