Akureyri, where it's located

The climate of Akureyri is subpolar oceanic, with cold winters and very cool summers.
Akureyry is Iceland's second city, and is located on the northern coast, but within a fjord. On the shortest days of the year, around December 15-20, the day lasts about 3 hours. On the longest days of the year, around June 20, the sun sets for about half an hour, even though the sunset lights remain. In any case, the white nights, in which it does not become completely dark, occur from May 14th to July 31st, and less clearly from April 23rd and until August 20th.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -1.2 °C (30 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 11.8 °C (53 °F). The lowest record is -23 °C (-9.4 °F), the highest is 29.4 °C (85 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Akureyri - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-4-4-3-1379851-2-4
Max (°C)22361014151411632
Min (°F)252527303745484641342825
Max (°F)363637435057595752433736

Precipitation amounts to 485 millimeters (19.1 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 20 mm (0.8 in) in the driest month (May) to 60 mm (2.4 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Akureyri - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)554045302030353540605555485
Prec.(in)2.21.61.81.20.81.21.41.41.62.42.22.219.1
Days11810656778111111102

On average, there are around 1,045 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Akureyri - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours012466543200

The sea temperature ranges between 3 °C (37 °F) and 8 °C (46 °F). So, it is very cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Akureyri - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)433346887654
Temp (°F)393737373943464645434139

Akureyri

Best Time


The best time to visit Akureyri is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, there are often cloudy skies, rain and a bit of cold at night.