Hofn, where it's located

The climate of Höfn is subpolar oceanic, with cold winters and very cool summers.
The city is located on the southeastern coast of Iceland, at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier.
The average temperature of the coldest months (January, December) is of 0 °C (32 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 10.2 °C (50 °F). The lowest record is -21.6 °C (-6.9 °F), the highest is 24.4 °C (76 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Hofn - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-2-2-20368752-1-3
Max (°C)2346811131210743
Min (°F)282828323743464541363027
Max (°F)363739434652555450453937

Precipitation amounts to 1,455 millimeters (57.3 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 85 mm (3.3 in) in the driest month (July) to 185 mm (7.3 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Hofn - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)165130120959590851101201851151451455
Prec.(in)6.55.14.73.73.73.53.34.34.77.34.55.757.3
Days171416131314151515171416179

On average, there are around 1,200 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Hofn - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours124565544321

The sea temperature ranges between 7 °C (45 °F) and 11 °C (52 °F). So, it is cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Hofn - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)877789101110988
Temp (°F)464545454648505250484646

Hofn

Best Time


The best time to visit Höfn 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.