Best time to visit, weather and climate Iceland

Best time to visit Iceland

Climate South Iceland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2°C 2°C 2°C 5°C 8°C 12°C 14°C 13°C 10°C 6°C 3°C 1°C
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28
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31
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23
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20
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19
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24
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26
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36
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25
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27
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Climate North Iceland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-3°C -3°C -2°C 0°C 4°C 9°C 11°C 10°C 7°C 2°C -1°C -4°C
60
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54
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61
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47
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51
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40
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54
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60
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70
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77
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87
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71
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Climate East Iceland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-1°C 0°C 0°C 2°C 6°C 10°C 12°C 11°C 8°C 4°C 1°C -1°C
87
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77
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79
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57
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59
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35
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43
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46
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51
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76
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108
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96
mm

Climate West Iceland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-1°C -1°C -1°C 1°C 4°C 8°C 10°C 9°C 7°C 3°C 1°C -1°C
60
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59
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53
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50
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35
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13
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20
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25
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38
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50
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41
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59
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The best time to visit Iceland is from june until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Iceland is 14°C in july and the lowest is 1°C in december. The water temperature is between -3°C and 19°C.

The average climate figure for Iceland is an 6,6. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. 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 30 years.



Climate Iceland

Click on a region of Iceland to view the climate:

Climate South Iceland

South Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for South 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
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 2°C 2°C 2°C 5°C 8°C 12°C 14°C 13°C 10°C 6°C 3°C 1°C
Night -1°C -1°C -1°C 1°C 4°C 8°C 9°C 8°C 6°C 3°C 1°C -2°C
Water -3°C 7°C 8°C 16°C 18°C 19°C 17°C 18°C 12°C 8°C 6°C 6°C
Precip 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
Sun hours
per day
2 3 4 5 7 4 7 8 5 4 3 3
Wind force
in 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
Climate data from: Reykjavík


Climate South Iceland january

On average, it is maximum 2° in january in South Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. The sea temperature is around -3° 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 South Iceland february

On average, it is maximum 2° in february in South Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 7° 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 South Iceland march

On average, it is maximum 2° in march in South Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° 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 South Iceland april

On average, it is maximum 5° in april in South Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° 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 South Iceland may

On average, it is maximum 8° in may in South Iceland and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° 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 South Iceland june

On average, it is maximum 12° in june in South Iceland and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° 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 South Iceland july

On average, it is maximum 14° in july in South Iceland and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° 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 South Iceland august

On average, it is maximum 13° in august in South Iceland and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° 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 South Iceland september

On average, it is maximum 10° in september in South Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 12° 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 South Iceland october

On average, it is maximum 6° in october in South Iceland and at least around 3° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° 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 South Iceland november

On average, it is maximum 3° in november in South Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° 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 South Iceland december

On average, it is maximum 1° in december in South Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° 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.

Climate North Iceland

North Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for North Iceland is 2° degrees and there is about 731 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 82 days a year with an average humidity of 88% and an UV-index of 1.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -3°C -3°C -2°C 0°C 4°C 9°C 11°C 10°C 7°C 2°C -1°C -4°C
Night -8°C -8°C -8°C -6°C -1°C 4°C 6°C 5°C 2°C -2°C -5°C -9°C
Water 6°C 4°C 4°C 6°C 7°C 8°C 11°C 11°C 9°C 7°C 6°C 6°C
Precip 60
mm
54
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61
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47
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51
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40
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54
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60
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70
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77
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87
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71
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Rain
days
12 8 9 11 17 18 22 22 21 17 12 10
Snow
days
17 17 21 15 6 1 0 0 2 9 14 18
Dry
days
2 3 1 4 8 11 9 9 7 5 4 3
Sun hours
per day
2 3 4 5 7 1 5 7 5 4 2 1
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Climate data from: Akureyri


Climate North Iceland january

On average, it is maximum -3° in january in North Iceland and at least around -8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In january there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm. The it will be dry 2 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 17 days in january.

Climate North Iceland february

On average, it is maximum -3° in february in North Iceland and at least around -8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 4° degrees. In february there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm. The it will be dry 3 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 17 days in february.

Climate North Iceland march

On average, it is maximum -2° in march in North Iceland and at least around -8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 4° degrees. In march there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 61 mm. The it will be dry 1 day this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 21 days in march.

Climate North Iceland april

On average, it is maximum 0° in april in North Iceland and at least around -6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm. The it will be dry 4 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 15 days in april.

Climate North Iceland may

On average, it is maximum 4° in may in North Iceland and at least around -1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 7° degrees. In may there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in may.

Climate North Iceland june

On average, it is maximum 9° in june in North Iceland and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° degrees. In june there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 1 day in june.

Climate North Iceland july

On average, it is maximum 11° in july in North Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 11° degrees. In july there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Iceland.

Climate North Iceland august

On average, it is maximum 10° in august in North Iceland and at least around 5° degrees. The sea temperature is around 11° degrees. In august there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Iceland.

Climate North Iceland september

On average, it is maximum 7° in september in North Iceland and at least around 2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In september there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 2 days in september.

Climate North Iceland october

On average, it is maximum 2° in october in North Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 7° degrees. In october there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 77 mm. The it will be dry 5 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 9 days in october.

Climate North Iceland november

On average, it is maximum -1° in november in North Iceland and at least around -5° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In november there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 87 mm. The it will be dry 4 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 14 days in november.

Climate North Iceland december

On average, it is maximum -4° in december in North Iceland and at least around -9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In december there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 71 mm. The it will be dry 3 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 18 days in december.

Climate East Iceland

East Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for East Iceland is 4° degrees and there is about 813 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 76 days a year with an average humidity of 85% and an UV-index of 2.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -1°C 0°C 0°C 2°C 6°C 10°C 12°C 11°C 8°C 4°C 1°C -1°C
Night -5°C -5°C -5°C -3°C 1°C 5°C 7°C 6°C 4°C 1°C -3°C -6°C
Precip 87
mm
77
mm
79
mm
57
mm
59
mm
35
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43
mm
46
mm
51
mm
76
mm
108
mm
96
mm
Rain
days
16 14 13 15 18 17 19 18 18 19 16 15
Snow
days
17 16 19 14 6 1 0 0 1 8 13 17
Dry
days
0 0 0 1 7 12 12 13 11 4 1 0
Sun hours
per day
2 3 4 5 7 4 7 6 5 4 2 1
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1
Climate data from: Egilsstaðir


Climate East Iceland january

On average, it is maximum -1° in january in East Iceland and at least around -5° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 87 mm. And on average, it snows 17 days in january.

Climate East Iceland february

On average, it is maximum 0° in february in East Iceland and at least around -5° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 77 mm. And on average, it snows 16 days in february.

Climate East Iceland march

On average, it is maximum 0° in march in East Iceland and at least around -5° degrees. In march there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 79 mm. And on average, it snows 19 days in march.

Climate East Iceland april

On average, it is maximum 2° in april in East Iceland and at least around -3° degrees. In april there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 57 mm. The it will be dry 1 day this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 14 days in april.

Climate East Iceland may

On average, it is maximum 6° in may in East Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In may there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in may.

Climate East Iceland june

On average, it is maximum 10° in june in East Iceland and at least around 5° degrees. In june there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 1 day in june.

Climate East Iceland july

On average, it is maximum 12° in july in East Iceland and at least around 7° degrees. In july there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Iceland.

Climate East Iceland august

On average, it is maximum 11° in august in East Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. In august there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in Iceland.

Climate East Iceland september

On average, it is maximum 8° in september in East Iceland and at least around 4° degrees. In september there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 1 day in september.

Climate East Iceland october

On average, it is maximum 4° in october in East Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. In october there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 76 mm. The it will be dry 4 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 8 days in october.

Climate East Iceland november

On average, it is maximum 1° in november in East Iceland and at least around -3° degrees. In november there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 108 mm. The it will be dry 1 day this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 13 days in november.

Climate East Iceland december

On average, it is maximum -1° in december in East Iceland and at least around -6° degrees. In december there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 96 mm. And on average, it snows 17 days in december.

Climate West Iceland

West Iceland has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for West Iceland is 3° degrees and there is about 503 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 138 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 2.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -1°C -1°C -1°C 1°C 4°C 8°C 10°C 9°C 7°C 3°C 1°C -1°C
Night -4°C -4°C -4°C -2°C 1°C 5°C 6°C 6°C 4°C 1°C -2°C -4°C
Water -1°C 2°C 2°C 2°C 10°C 9°C 10°C 10°C 8°C 6°C 6°C 5°C
Precip 60
mm
59
mm
53
mm
50
mm
35
mm
13
mm
20
mm
25
mm
38
mm
50
mm
41
mm
59
mm
Rain
days
8 7 8 10 12 9 12 11 17 12 8 7
Snow
days
12 13 17 15 6 0 0 0 1 8 9 11
Dry
days
11 8 6 5 13 21 19 20 12 11 13 13
Sun hours
per day
1 2 3 4 5 0 3 6 4 3 2 1
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
UV-index 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Climate data from: Ísafjörður


Climate West Iceland january

On average, it is maximum -1° in january in West Iceland and at least around -4° degrees. The sea temperature is around -1° degrees. In january there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 12 days in january.

Climate West Iceland february

On average, it is maximum -1° in february in West Iceland and at least around -4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 2° degrees. In february there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 13 days in february.

Climate West Iceland march

On average, it is maximum -1° in march in West Iceland and at least around -4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 2° degrees. In march there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 17 days in march.

Climate West Iceland april

On average, it is maximum 1° in april in West Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 2° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm. The it will be dry 5 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 15 days in april.

Climate West Iceland may

On average, it is maximum 4° in may in West Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In may there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 6 days in may.

Climate West Iceland june

On average, it is maximum 8° in june in West Iceland and at least around 5° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In june there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Iceland.

Climate West Iceland july

On average, it is maximum 10° in july in West Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In july there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Iceland.

Climate West Iceland august

On average, it is maximum 9° in august in West Iceland and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In august there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Iceland.

Climate West Iceland september

On average, it is maximum 7° in september in West Iceland and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 8° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 1 day in september.

Climate West Iceland october

On average, it is maximum 3° in october in West Iceland and at least around 1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In october there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 8 days in october.

Climate West Iceland november

On average, it is maximum 1° in november in West Iceland and at least around -2° degrees. The sea temperature is around 6° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 9 days in november.

Climate West Iceland december

On average, it is maximum -1° in december in West Iceland and at least around -4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 5° degrees. In december there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Iceland and on average, it snows 11 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Iceland

The weather for Reykjavik in Iceland will be 7° till 8° 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

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Sa
31 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 7°C 5°C 1.5 mm 60% 0 cm 5m/s 2
Su
1 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 5°C 3°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 6m/s 2
Mo
2 Nov
Lichte regen 6°C 3°C 6.6 mm 85% 0 cm 6m/s 1
Tu
3 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 5°C 2°C 0.7 mm 40% 0 cm 6m/s 2
We
4 Nov
Regen 8°C 2°C 12 mm 90% 0 cm 8m/s 1
Th
5 Nov
Regen 10°C 4°C 13 mm 95% 0 cm 9m/s 1
Fr
6 Nov
Lichte regenbuien 5°C 3°C 2.8 mm 75% 0 cm 11m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Sa
7 Nov
Natte sneeuw 5°C 1°C 7.3 mm 90% 2.3 cm 9m/s 1
Su
8 Nov
Lichte sneeuwval 3°C 1°C 4.6 mm 95% 4.8 cm 6m/s 1
Mo
9 Nov
Bewolkt 9°C 2°C 0.9 mm 50% 0 cm 10m/s 1
Tu
10 Nov
Regen 9°C 4°C 13 mm 95% 0 cm 9m/s 0
We
11 Nov
Lichte regen 8°C 4°C 7.3 mm 90% 0 cm 6m/s 0
Th
12 Nov
Bewolkt 7°C 4°C 2.9 mm 75% 0 cm 4m/s 0
Fr
13 Nov
Lichte regenbuien 8°C 6°C 3.1 mm 75% 0 cm 6m/s 0

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About Iceland

Iceland is in the continental part Europe 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 13x bigger than Singapore. 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 11.350 km distance from Singapore. From Changi Airport Singapore the flight time is about 14 hours15.

Currency Iceland

In Iceland the Icelandic króna is used to pay.

Exchange rate Icelandic króna (ISK) 31 october 2020

1 Icelandic króna = 0,01 Singapore dollar
100 Icelandic króna = 0,97 Singapore dollar

1 Singapore dollar = 103,26 Icelandic króna
100 Singapore dollar = 10.325,74 Icelandic króna

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Time difference Iceland

In Iceland it is now 12:34 o’clock in the afternoon on saturday 31 october 2020. That is 8 hour earlier than in Singapore. The time zone of Iceland is Atlantic/Reykjavik and the Greenwich time is UTC+00.

Vaccinations Iceland

No recommended vaccinations are required for Iceland.