Iceland in december: average weather and climate, where to go?

How are weather conditions in Iceland in december? Is it the best time to visit Mývatn and Reykjavik? Check out our datas and our advices here.

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Weather in Iceland in december 2017

Below, check out the weather forecast for december for most popular cities in Iceland. These predictions are probabilities for the month of december from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in december in Reykjavik

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy16%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Snow showers29%

Partly Cloudy17%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times11%

More information about the weather in Reykjavik in december

Average weather in december in Akureyri

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
52% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny10%

Fog9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -6°C

Snow showersSnow showers
50% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Fog10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
46% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny13%

Fog12%

More information about the weather in Akureyri in december

Average weather in december in Eyjafjallajökull

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
31% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Snow showers26%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Snow showers21%

Partly Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times20%

More information about the weather in Eyjafjallajökull in december

Average weather in december in Grindavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
29% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Snow showers26%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Snow showers23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times15%

More information about the weather in Grindavík in december

Average weather in december in Hofn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
39% of time

Snow showers22%

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Snow showers21%

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Snow showers20%

Moderate rain at times14%

More information about the weather in Hofn in december

Average weather in december in Húsavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
52% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny10%

Fog9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -6°C

Snow showersSnow showers
50% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Fog10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
46% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny13%

Fog12%

More information about the weather in Húsavík in december

Average weather in december in Ísafjörður

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
48% of time

Cloudy19%

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
48% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
47% of time

Cloudy19%

Partly Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny11%

More information about the weather in Ísafjörður in december

Average weather in december in Keflavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
29% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Snow showers26%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Snow showers23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times15%

More information about the weather in Keflavík in december

Average weather in december in Mývatn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
52% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny10%

Fog9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -6°C

Snow showersSnow showers
50% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Fog10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -7°C

Snow showersSnow showers
46% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny13%

Fog12%

More information about the weather in Mývatn in december

Average weather in december in Selfoss

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -2°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
26% of time

Snow showers26%

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Snow showers27%

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -0°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Snow showers27%

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times13%

More information about the weather in Selfoss in december

Weather details in december

The winter is well established in December and it is rough, with temperatures varying between -7˚ C and 3˚ C throughout all of Iceland. However, the north is more exposed to the cold compared to the south which is experiencing relatively tolerable climatic conditions.

December in Reykjavik and South-western Iceland

The climate throughout December in Iceland is dominated by the great cold. However, the weather is more mild compared to the northern part of the island. One will have the opportunity to enjoy a few hours of sunshine during the month of December - even if the snowfall and the cloudy sky become more and more frequent.

December in Akureyri and Northern Iceland

The duration of the day is only about three hours. The town of Akureyri is plunged into relative obscurity. Moreover, the atmosphere is one of twilight because not only does the snow fall often but the temperatures are also very low. The weather in Iceland throughout December in the northern part of the island is actually rather bad.



Where to go in Iceland in december?

Where to go in Iceland in december: destination map

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December is one of the worst month for spending holidays in Iceland. The climate in Húsavík, Ísafjörður, Selfoss, Keflavík, Mývatn, Hofn, Eyjafjallajökull, Reykjavik, Akureyri and Grindavík and everywhere in the country is ver bad. It's cold, the sun is not there all the time and you take the risk of being you soak in the rain very frequently wherever you go.


Climate in Iceland in december

Climate in Reykjavik in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Reykjavik is 1°C (maximum temperature is 2°C and minimum temperature is -0°C). The climate is rather more than very fresh around this city in december. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 175mm over 18 days, rainfall can happen during your vacations. But this is moderate and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature 1°C
Highest temperature 2°C
Lowest temperature -0°C
Rainfall 175mm
Number of days with rainfall 18 day(s)
(58%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 54%
Length of day 04:14
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Reykjavik in December

Climate in Akureyri in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Akureyri is -5°C (maximum temperature is -3°C and minimum temperature is -6°C). The climate is icy in this city in the month of december. Plan to cover you well!. With 163mm over 22 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your vacations. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature -5°C
Highest temperature -3°C
Lowest temperature -6°C
Sea temperature 4.3°C
Rainfall 163mm
Number of days with rainfall 22 day(s)
(72%)
Humidity 92%
Cloud cover 70%
Length of day 03:11
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Akureyri in December

Climate in Eyjafjallajökull in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 6°C and minimum temperature is 4°C (for an average temperature of 5°C). The climate is quite cold here in this month. Plan a sweater! With 192mm over 18 days, you will experience some showers throughout your stay. But this is pretty reasonably and it will not be continuous.

December
Average temperature 5°C
Highest temperature 6°C
Lowest temperature 4°C
Rainfall 192mm
Number of days with rainfall 18 day(s)
(59%)
Humidity 76%
Cloud cover 47%
Length of day 04:30
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Eyjafjallajökull in December

Climate in Grindavík in December

In december, the mean temperature in Grindavík is 5°C (maximum temperature is 6°C and minimum temperature is 4°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh there in december. Plan to cover you well! With 158mm over 19 days, rain may occur throughout your trip. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 5°C
Highest temperature 6°C
Lowest temperature 4°C
Sea temperature 7°C
Rainfall 158mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(62%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 55%
Length of day 04:22
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Grindavík in December

Climate in Hofn in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 5°C and minimum temperature is 2°C (for an average temperature of 3°C). The climate is rather cold here in the month of december. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 220mm over 17 days, you risk getting wet slightly for your journey. But this is pretty reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature 3°C
Highest temperature 5°C
Lowest temperature 2°C
Sea temperature 6.9°C
Rainfall 220mm
Number of days with rainfall 17 day(s)
(55%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 47%
Length of day 04:10
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Hofn in December

Weather data for Iceland in december:

Weather data for Iceland in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Iceland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Iceland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit Iceland.


All cities in Iceland in december

Reykjavik in decembervery bad weather
Akureyri in decembervery bad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in decembervery bad weather
Grindavík in decembervery bad weather
Hofn in decembervery bad weather
Húsavík in decembervery bad weather
Ísafjörður in decembervery bad weather
Keflavík in decembervery bad weather
Mývatn in decembervery bad weather
Selfoss in decembervery bad weather

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