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 coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months are September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Akureyri

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

January 18°F/29°F
February 18°F/31°F
March 20°F/31°F
April 23°F/38°F
May 29°F/45°F
June 38°F/54°F
July 41°F/58°F
August 40°F/56°F
September 34°F/49°F
October 27°F/40°F
November 22°F/32°F
December 18°F/29°F

Weather and climate in Akureyri

Akureyri enjoys a tundra climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Akureyri is 41°F (ranging from 29°F in december to 58°F in july). Annual rainfall is 82.1in, with a minimum of 4.1in in june and a maximum of 9.4in in october.
  • Between the months of january and may the climate is the worst possible. By early evening, the temperature averages 43°F and it rains about 25% of the time in may.
  • In the month of june the climate is bad. The temperature rises to 54°F and you can expect to have 4.1in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of july the climate is correct. It is for example 58°F as maximum temperature in july and it rains about 6.1in each month.
  • In august the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 45°F in average and it rains in august about 6.5in.
  • Between the months of september and december the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to 29°F and you can expect to have 9.3in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Akureyri

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Akureyri: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Akureyri

Find out when Akureyri has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Akureyri

  • Very low season in Akureyri
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December.
  • Low season in Akureyri
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, September and October.
  • High season in Akureyri
    The number of visitors to Akureyri is high in: June.
  • Peak season in Akureyri
    The largest number of tourists visiting Akureyri is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Akureyri month by month

Best time for low prices in Akureyri

Average prices of hotels in Akureyri month by month

Generally, April is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Akureyri. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Akureyri

On average, it costs $ 72 per day to hire a car in Akureyri. This price varies by $ 55 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 57 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 111.

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