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Reykjavik Weather


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Iceland has a much milder climate than its name and location would imply. Although the country is very close to the Arctic Circle its climate is moderated by a branch of the Gulf Stream that flows along its south-west side. The warmer Atlantic air that it brought by the Gulf stream, does however, come in contact with colder Arctic air, resulting in frequent weather changes.

Current Weather

Partly Sunny

Partly Sunny

11 °C | 52 °F

(feels like
10 °C | 50 °F)

Cloud Cover 40%

Humidity 52%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 14 km/h | 9 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Thursday

Sunrise 4:34 AM

Sunset 10:32 PM

Overcast this morning; times of clouds and sun this afternoon
Overcast this morning; times of clouds and sun this afternoon

13 | 55

7 | 45

14 km/h
9 mph

Friday

Sunrise 4:37 AM

Sunset 10:28 PM

Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy

13 | 55

8 | 46

6 km/h
4 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 4:40 AM

Sunset 10:25 PM

Cloudy with showers
Cloudy with showers

12 | 54

8 | 46

12 km/h
8 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 4:44 AM

Sunset 10:21 PM

Cloudy with a brief shower or two
Cloudy with a brief shower or two

13 | 55

8 | 46

16 km/h
10 mph

Monday

Sunrise 4:47 AM

Sunset 10:18 PM

Remaining cloudy with a couple of showers
Remaining cloudy with a couple of showers

13 | 55

9 | 48

16 km/h
10 mph

Iceland has a much milder climate than its name and location would imply. Although the country is very close to the Arctic Circle its climate is moderated by a branch of the Gulf Stream that flows along its south-west side. The warmer Atlantic air that it brought by the Gulf stream, does however, come in contact with colder Arctic air, resulting in frequent weather changes.

For this unique island in the middle of the Atlantic the main tourist season is from May through September. From May and until mid July Iceland has daylight for 24 hours a day. This means that around midnight you will see the sun gently set down at the horizon before it starts to rise again. Even though the sun never sets during this time it does not warm the air much and often the sky is cloudy or a slight overcast.

In high winter Iceland sees almost the opposite of its 24 hour daylight. The "shortest" day of the year is December 21st when Iceland only has around 2 hours of daylight. High winter often brings snowstorms and frost but the capital area usually has a milder weather than rest of the country.

Travelling to Iceland during summertime we suggest you bring a windbreaker, rainwear, pullover and good walking shoes (hiking shoes often come in handy).

For winter time it’s essential that you bring warm clothing such as a thick coat, mittens, warm hats etc. If you are in need of warm clothing in Reykjavik there is no need to worry. The locals have through the years developed clothing that fits their climate and can be found in local stores.

As Reykjavik is located on Iceland´s south-west corner, one of the warmest areas of the country, making it very unlikely that you will encounter heavy snow in the capital during winter. If you venture outside the capital and to other parts of the country or the highlands the snow will appear and often few feet deep.

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