When is the best time to go to Askja?

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

  • The best month in Askja is July
  • The coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months are September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Askja

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

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

Weather and climate in Askja

Askja enjoys a tundra climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Askja is 41°F (ranging from 27°F in december to 58°F in july). Annual rainfall is 79.5in, with a minimum of 3.3in in june and a maximum of 9.4in in october.
  • Between january and may the climate is very unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 65°F.
  • In june the climate is unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 47°F and you can expect to have 3.3in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In july the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 49°F and it rains about 28% of the time in july.
  • Between the months of august and december the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to 27°F and you can expect to have 9.3in of rainfall/month during this period.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Askja

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


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