Weather in Iceland in january 2021

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.

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.



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The climate in Iceland in january is very bad across the board.

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.


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Climate in Iceland in january

Climate in Reykjavik in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 38°F and minimum temperature is 34°F (for an average temperature of 36°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this location in january. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 6.3in over 18 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 36°F
Highest temperature 38°F
Lowest temperature 34°F
Sea temperature 42°F
Rainfall 6.3in
Number of days with rainfall 18 day(s)
(58%)
Humidity 86%
Daily sunshine hours 4
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 25°F (maximum temperature is 29°F and minimum temperature is 22°F). The climate is very cold in that area in january. Plan a sweater!. With 4.9in over 19 days, you will experience some showers during your trip. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 25°F
Highest temperature 29°F
Lowest temperature 22°F
Sea temperature 39°F
Rainfall 4.9in
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(60%)
Humidity 93%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 67%
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 43°F and minimum temperature is 40°F (for an average temperature of 41°F). The climate is rather cold here in january. Plan to cover you well! With 7.7in over 21 days, rainfall can happen during your journey. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 41°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Rainfall 7.7in
Number of days with rainfall 21 day(s)
(69%)
Humidity 78%
Daily sunshine hours 4
Cloud cover 60%
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 41°F (maximum temperature is 43°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is quite cold here in january. Plan a sweater! With 6.1in over 20 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 41°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 43°F
Rainfall 6.1in
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(64%)
Humidity 79%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 66%
Length of day 05:31
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 41°F and minimum temperature is 36°F (for an average temperature of 38°F). The climate is quite cold in this city in january. Bring warm clothes! With 9.1in over 19 days, the weather is rather to rain during your journey. Consider to bring adapted clothes.

January
Average temperature 38°F
Highest temperature 41°F
Lowest temperature 36°F
Sea temperature 43°F
Rainfall 9.1in
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(60%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 4
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 05:21
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Hofn in january

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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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 to go to Iceland.


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