The weather in Iceland can change rapidly and, therefore, it is very important to check the weather forecast before and while travelling. Strong wind/wind gusts can be particularly dangerous.
On vedur.is you can find weather forecasts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
When checking the weather forecast, travellers should specifically check the forecast for wind, temperature and precipitation rather than relying on the station forecasts, since the latter are often inaccurate.
Click here to find a guide on how to read the Icelandic weather forecast.
For information on weather warnings, click here.
Temperature and daylight
Below you can see the average temperature in Iceland for each month.
In addition to a cold climate, Iceland can be windy and rainy all year around so travellers need to dress appropriately.
|January||-0.5 C° / 31 F||-2.2 C° / 28 F|
|February||0.4 C° / 33 F||-1.5 C° / 29 F|
|March||0.5 C° / 33 F||-1.3 C° / 30 F|
|April||2.9 C° / 37 F||1.6 C° / 35 F|
|May||6.3 C° / 43 F||5.5 C° / 42 F|
|June||9.0 C° / 48 F||9.1 C° / 48 F|
|July||10.6 C° / 51 F||10.5 C° / 51 F|
|August||10.3 C° / 51 F||10.0 C° / 50 F|
|September||7.4 C° / 45 F||6.3 C° / 43 F|
|October||4.4 C° / 40 F||3.0 C° / 37 F|
|November||1.1 C° / 34 F||-0.4 C° / 31 F|
|December||-0.2 C° / 32 F||-1.9 C° / 29 F|
Sunrise / Sunset
In winter, the days are very short with only approximately 4 hours of daylight.
In summer, on the other hand, it does not get dark.
|January||11:19 / 15:44||11:32 / 15:01|
|February||09:55 / 17:29||09:51 / 17:03|
|March||08:21 / 18:59||08:09 / 18:40|
|April||06:42 / 20:22||06:23 / 20:11|
|May||04:39 / 22:12||04:09 / 22:11|
|June||03:15 / 23:39||02:22 / 00:03|
|July||03:07 / 23:55||02:01 / 00:28|
|August||04:50 / 22:15||04:20 / 22:14|
|September||06:15 / 20:37||05:55 / 20:27|
|October||07:36 / 18:57||07:22 / 18:40|
|November||09:23 / 16:58||09:19 / 16:32|
|December||10:50 / 15:44||10:59 / 15:04|