Akureyri, Iceland: Best time to go and average weather

Get the most favorable time to visit Akureyri in Iceland from seasonal norms, on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Akureyri?

When is the best time to go to Akureyri? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best month in Akureyri is July
  • December is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, February, March, August, October, November and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Akureyri a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad weather Akureyri in january
very bad weather Akureyri in february
very bad weather Akureyri in march
very bad weather Akureyri in april
very bad weather Akureyri in may
bad weather Akureyri in june
tolerable weather Akureyri in july
bad weather Akureyri in august
very bad weather Akureyri in september
very bad weather Akureyri in october
very bad weather Akureyri in november
very bad weather Akureyri in december

Weather and climate in Akureyri

  • Between the months of january and may the climate is the worst possible. By early evening, the temperature averages 6°C and it rains about 58% of the time in may.
  • In the month of june the climate is bad. The temperature rises to 13°C and you can expect to have 75mm of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of july the climate is correct. It is for example 14°C as maximum temperature in july and it rains about 128mm each month.
  • In august the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 12°C in average and it rains in august about 135mm.
  • Between the months of september and december the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to -3°C and you can expect to have 163mm of rainfall/month during this period.

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Chart: temperature and rainfall in Akureyri

The chart below allows you to look at the following seasonal norms for the city of Akureyri: minimum and maximum temperatures, and the monthly volume of precipitation for each month of the year.

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