Grimsey, where it's located

The climate of Grimsey is subarctic, with cold winters and very cool summers, or even a little cold.
Grimsey is a small island located north of Iceland, and is the only point in the country to be crossed by the Arctic Circle. However, thanks to the atmospheric refraction, the sun can be seen for a while even at the winter solstice, in fact, on December 21st, the sun rises at noon and sets at 2:15 pm. Instead, on the longest days, from June 7th to July 6th, the sun does not set, but remains just above the horizon around midnight. Besides, the white nights, in which the sun sets but it does not become completely dark, occur from May 10th and then until August 3rd, and less clearly already from April 21st and until August 23rd.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of -1 °C (30 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 8.9 °C (48 °F). The lowest record is -17.2 °C (1.0 °F), the highest is 22.2 °C (72 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Grimsey - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-2-3-3-12467420-2
Max (°C)21126911119543
Min (°F)282727303639434539363228
Max (°F)363434364348525248413937

Precipitation amounts to 325 millimeters (12.8 inches) per year: it is therefore scarce. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest months (May, June) to 40 mm (1.6 in) in the wettest (February). Here is the average precipitation.
Grimsey - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)254030251010303035303025325
Prec.(in)11.61.210.40.41.21.21.41.21.2112.8
Days

The sea temperature ranges between 2 °C (36 °F) and 8 °C (46 °F). So, it is very cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Grimsey - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)332246787543
Temp (°F)373736363943454645413937

Grimsey

Best Time


The best time to visit Grimsey 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.