Weather in Iceland in december 2024

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.



Where to go in Iceland in december?

Where to go in Iceland in december: destination map

Legend: perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

Where to go in each region in december?

East of Iceland
(Hofn, Vatnajökul National Park, Seyðisfjörður...)
31°F to 38°F10 à 13 days45°F to 47°F
very bad weather
North of Iceland
(Akureyri, Siglufjördur, Raufarhöfn...)
27°F to 36°F4 à 12 days41°F
very bad weather
South of Iceland
(Landmannalaugar, Selfoss, Vík í Mýrdal...)
25°F to 43°F8 à 13 days47°F
very bad weather
South West of Iceland
(Reykjavík, Grindavík, Keflavík...)
36°F to 41°F8 à 10 days45°F to 47°F
very bad weather
West of Iceland
(Borgarnes, Snaefellsnes, Ólafsvík...)
34°F to 40°F6 à 10 days41°F to 45°F
very bad weather
Westfjords
(Ísafjörður, Patreksfjörður, Djúpavík...)
32°F to 36°F4 à 11 days41°F to 45°F
very bad weather


Where should you go in Iceland in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Iceland in december is very bad across the board.

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.


Climate in Iceland in december

Climate in Reykjavík in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Reykjavik is 34°F (maximum temperature is 36°F and minimum temperature is 32°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh around this city in december. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 4.1in over 8 days, rainfall can happen during your vacations. But this is moderate and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature 34°F
Highest temperature 36°F
Lowest temperature 32°F
Sea temperature 45°F
Rainfall 4.1in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 04:13
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Reykjavík in december

Climate in Akureyri in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Akureyri is 23°F (maximum temperature is 29°F and minimum temperature is 18°F). The climate is icy in this city in the month of december. Plan to cover you well!. With 9.3in over 12 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 23°F
Highest temperature 29°F
Lowest temperature 18°F
Sea temperature 41°F
Rainfall 9.3in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(39%)
Humidity 94%
Daily sunshine hours 2
Cloud cover 71%
Length of day 03:10
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in december

Climate in Borgarnes in december

In december, the mean temperature in Borgarnes is 34°F (maximum temperature is 36°F and minimum temperature is 32°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh here in this month. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 4.1in over 8 days, rainfall can happen for your holidays. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 34°F
Highest temperature 36°F
Lowest temperature 32°F
Sea temperature 43°F
Rainfall 4.1in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 03:58
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Borgarnes in december

Climate in Djúpavík in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Djúpavík is 31°F (maximum temperature is 32°F and minimum temperature is 29°F). The climate is icy in this city in this month. Plan a sweater!. With 3in over 4 days, rain may occur for your stay. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 31°F
Highest temperature 32°F
Lowest temperature 29°F
Sea temperature 43°F
Rainfall 3in
Number of days with rainfall 4 day(s)
(13%)
Humidity 87%
Daily sunshine hours 2
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 02:57
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Djúpavík in december

Climate in Grindavík in december

In december, the mean temperature in Grindavík is 40°F (maximum temperature is 41°F and minimum temperature is 38°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh there in december. Plan to cover you well! With 6.1in over 10 days, rain may occur throughout your trip. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 40°F
Highest temperature 41°F
Lowest temperature 38°F
Sea temperature 45°F
Rainfall 6.1in
Number of days with rainfall 10 day(s)
(32%)
Humidity 80%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 62%
Length of day 04:22
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Grindavík in december


All cities in Iceland in december

Reykjavík in decembervery bad weather
Akureyri in decembervery bad weather
Borgarnes in decembervery bad weather
Djúpavík in decembervery bad weather
Grindavík in decembervery bad weather
Hofn in decembervery bad weather
Ísafjörður in decembervery bad weather
Landmannalaugar in decembervery bad weather
Ólafsvík in decembervery bad weather
Patreksfjörður in decembervery bad weather
Raufarhöfn in decembervery bad weather
Selfoss in decembervery bad weather
Seyðisfjörður in decembervery bad weather
Siglufjördur in decembervery bad weather
Snaefellsnes in decembervery bad weather
Vatnajökul National Park in decembervery bad weather
Vík í Mýrdal in decembervery bad weather
Arnarstapi in decembervery bad weather
Asbyrgi Canyon in decembervery bad weather
Askja in decembervery bad weather
Borgarfjörður eystri in decembervery bad weather
Dettifoss in decembervery bad weather
See full list of cities (54)


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 to go to Iceland.


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