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

How is the weather in Iceland in january? Is it the perfect time to visit Selfoss and Grindavík? Have a look at weather datas and advices on this page.

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Weather in Iceland in january 2018

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

Average weather in january in Reykjavik

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times15%

Clear/Sunny14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
25% of time

Clear/Sunny20%

Moderate rain at times20%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy16%

More information about the weather in Reykjavik in january

Average weather in january in Akureyri

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Fog13%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
40% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny17%

Fog9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
41% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny14%

Fog11%

More information about the weather in Akureyri in january

Average weather in january in Eyjafjallajökull

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
23% of time

Clear/Sunny22%

Snow showers21%

Partly Cloudy15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
26% of time

Snow showers21%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy16%

More information about the weather in Eyjafjallajökull in january

Average weather in january in Grindavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
23% of time

Snow showers22%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
24% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Grindavík in january

Average weather in january in Hofn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 2°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Snow showers17%

Partly Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Snow showers15%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 4°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
25% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy18%

Snow showers17%

More information about the weather in Hofn in january

Average weather in january in Húsavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Fog13%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
40% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny17%

Fog9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
41% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny14%

Fog11%

More information about the weather in Húsavík in january

Average weather in january in Ísafjörður

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
49% of time

Cloudy16%

Partly Cloudy12%

Clear/Sunny10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
46% of time

Cloudy18%

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -1°C

Snow showersSnow showers
53% of time

Cloudy15%

Partly Cloudy11%

Clear/Sunny10%

More information about the weather in Ísafjörður in january

Average weather in january in Keflavík

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
23% of time

Snow showers22%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
24% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Keflavík in january

Average weather in january in Mývatn

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Fog13%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -4°C

Snow showersSnow showers
40% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny17%

Fog9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
41% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny14%

Fog11%

More information about the weather in Mývatn in january

Average weather in january in Selfoss

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
21% of time

Snow showers21%

Partly Cloudy19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
25% of time

Clear/Sunny20%

Moderate rain at times17%

Partly Cloudy16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
25% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy17%

More information about the weather in Selfoss in january

Average weather in january in Akranes

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Akranes in january

Average weather in january in Borgarnes

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Borgarnes in january

Average weather in january in Dalvik

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -6°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Fog16%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
41% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy17%

Fog11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -6°C

Snow showersSnow showers
44% of time

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy16%

Fog13%

More information about the weather in Dalvik in january

Average weather in january in Egilsstaðir

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
32% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: -2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
35% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Clear/Sunny17%

Moderate rain at times11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: -3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
33% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny18%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Egilsstaðir in january

Average weather in january in Hveragerdi

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
23% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy16%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy16%

More information about the weather in Hveragerdi in january

Average weather in january in Kopavogur

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Kopavogur in january

Average weather in january in Mosfellsbaer

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Mosfellsbaer in january

Average weather in january in Seltjarnarnes

Weather at 7am

Temperature: -0°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

Moderate rain at times14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
26% of time

Clear/Sunny19%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 2°C

Snow showersSnow showers
30% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Seltjarnarnes in january

Average weather in january in Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann island)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
29% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 6°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
24% of time

Snow showers23%

Clear/Sunny21%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Snow showers22%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann island) in january

Average weather in january in Vogar

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 3°C

Snow showersSnow showers
28% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 5°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
23% of time

Snow showers22%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 5°C

Snow showersSnow showers
24% of time

Moderate rain at times23%

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny16%

More information about the weather in Vogar in january

Weather details in january

Snowfall and overcast skies are what characterize the climate throughout January in Iceland. It is cold and the sun only appears for four hours! However, southern Iceland is favored when compared to the northern countries because it is possible to benefit from cloud thinnings.

January in Reykjavik and South-western Iceland

The first weeks of the month provide a mild climate and one can indeed have some sun during the hours of its appearance. Then the climatic conditions deteriorate and one will have snow in mid-January. Towards the end of the month, expect fine rains that still favor the feeling of freshness.

January in Akureyri and Northern Iceland

With temperatures down to around -5° C, the atmosphere in the Akureyri region is frosty - the weather in Iceland throughout January is sullen: snowfall rivals the frequency of fog. Thus, the wearing of warm clothes is of great importance to feel comfortable.



Where to go in Iceland in january?

Where to go in Iceland in january: destination map

perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

The month of january is one of the worst month for traveling to 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 regularly wherever you go.


Climate in Iceland in january

Climate in Reykjavik in January

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 3°C and minimum temperature is 2°C (for an average temperature of 3°C). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this location in january. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 224mm over 21 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 3°C
Highest temperature 3°C
Lowest temperature 2°C
Sea temperature 5.5°C
Rainfall 224mm
Number of days with rainfall 21 day(s)
(69%)
Humidity 86%
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 05:24
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Reykjavik in January

Climate in Akureyri in January

In january, the mean temperature in Akureyri is -3°C (maximum temperature is -2°C and minimum temperature is -5°C). The climate is very cold in that area in january. Plan a sweater!. With 162mm over 21 days, you will experience some showers during your trip. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature -3°C
Highest temperature -2°C
Lowest temperature -5°C
Sea temperature 3.4°C
Rainfall 162mm
Number of days with rainfall 21 day(s)
(67%)
Humidity 94%
Cloud cover 68%
Length of day 04:42
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Akureyri in January

Climate in Eyjafjallajökull in January

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 7°C and minimum temperature is 6°C (for an average temperature of 6°C). The climate is rather cold here in january. Plan to cover you well! With 237mm over 24 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 6°C
Highest temperature 7°C
Lowest temperature 6°C
Rainfall 237mm
Number of days with rainfall 24 day(s)
(77%)
Humidity 77%
Cloud cover 57%
Length of day 05:36
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Eyjafjallajökull in January

Climate in Grindavík in January

In january, the mean temperature in Grindavík is 6°C (maximum temperature is 6°C and minimum temperature is 5°C). The climate is quite cold here in january. Plan a sweater! With 186mm over 22 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

January
Average temperature 6°C
Highest temperature 6°C
Lowest temperature 5°C
Sea temperature 6.1°C
Rainfall 186mm
Number of days with rainfall 22 day(s)
(71%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 64%
Length of day 05:30
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Grindavík in January

Climate in Hofn in January

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 6°C and minimum temperature is 4°C (for an average temperature of 5°C). The climate is quite cold in this city in january. Bring warm clothes! With 291mm over 20 days, the weather is rather to rain during your journey. Consider to bring adapted clothes.

January
Average temperature 5°C
Highest temperature 6°C
Lowest temperature 4°C
Sea temperature 6°C
Rainfall 291mm
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(65%)
Humidity 81%
Cloud cover 57%
Length of day 05:21
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

more information about the climate in Hofn in January

Weather data for Iceland in january:

Weather data for Iceland in january 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 january

Reykjavik in januaryvery bad weather
Akureyri in januaryvery bad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in januaryvery bad weather
Grindavík in januaryvery bad weather
Hofn in januaryvery bad weather
Húsavík in januaryvery bad weather
Ísafjörður in januaryvery bad weather
Keflavík in januaryvery bad weather
Mývatn in januaryvery bad weather
Selfoss in januaryvery bad weather
Akranes in januaryvery bad weather
Borgarnes in januaryvery bad weather
Dalvik in januaryvery bad weather
Egilsstaðir in januaryvery bad weather
Hveragerdi in januaryvery bad weather
Kopavogur in januaryvery bad weather
Mosfellsbaer in januaryvery bad weather
Seltjarnarnes in januaryvery bad weather
Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann island) in januaryvery bad weather
Vogar in januaryvery bad weather

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