Weather in Iceland in january 2023

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.



Where to go in Iceland in january?

Where to go in Iceland in january: destination map

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

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

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.




Climate in Iceland in january

Climate in Reykjavik in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 38°F and minimum temperature is 32°F (for an average temperature of 34°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this location in january. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 5.4in over 9 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 34°F
Highest temperature 38°F
Lowest temperature 32°F
Sea temperature 42°F
Rainfall 5.4in
Number of days with rainfall 9 day(s)
(30%)
Humidity 86%
Daily sunshine hours 4
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 05:27
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Reykjavik in january

Climate in Landmannalaugar in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 34°F and minimum temperature is 29°F (for an average temperature of 32°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in that locality in the month of january. Bring warm clothes! With 11.4in over 13 days, rain is to be feared throughout your vacations. So remember to pack Rain coats.

January
Average temperature 32°F
Highest temperature 34°F
Lowest temperature 29°F
Rainfall 11.4in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(43%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 4
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 05:30
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Landmannalaugar in january

Climate in Akureyri in january

In january, the mean temperature in Akureyri is 23°F (maximum temperature is 29°F and minimum temperature is 18°F). The climate is very cold in that area in january. Plan a sweater!. With 7in over 11 days, you will experience some showers during your trip. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.

January
Average temperature 23°F
Highest temperature 29°F
Lowest temperature 18°F
Sea temperature 39°F
Rainfall 7in
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(37%)
Humidity 94%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 69%
Length of day 04:45
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in january

Climate in Arnarstapi in january

In the month of january, maximum temperature is 40°F and minimum temperature is 36°F (for an average temperature of 38°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh here in this month. Bring warm clothes! With 7.8in over 13 days, you risk getting wet slightly throughout your stay. But this is rather moderate and it is only of temporary showers.

January
Average temperature 38°F
Highest temperature 40°F
Lowest temperature 36°F
Sea temperature 38°F
Rainfall 7.8in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(40%)
Humidity 80%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 70%
Length of day 05:11
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Arnarstapi in january

Climate in Asbyrgi Canyon in january

In january, maximum temperature is 36°F and minimum temperature is 32°F (for an average temperature of 34°F). The climate is rather cold in this location in this month. Bring warm clothes! With 4.8in over 8 days, you will experience some showers for your holidays. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

January
Average temperature 34°F
Highest temperature 36°F
Lowest temperature 32°F
Rainfall 4.8in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(26%)
Humidity 86%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 70%
Length of day 04:36
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Asbyrgi Canyon in january


All cities in Iceland in january

Reykjavik in januaryvery bad weather
Landmannalaugar in januaryvery bad weather
Akureyri in januaryvery bad weather
Arnarstapi in januaryvery bad weather
Asbyrgi Canyon in januaryvery bad weather
Askja in januaryvery bad weather
Borgarfjörður eystri in januaryvery bad weather
Dettifoss in januaryvery bad weather
Djúpavík in januaryvery bad weather
Djúpivogur in januaryvery bad weather
Dyrholaey in januaryvery bad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in januaryvery bad weather
Fjadrargljufur Canyon in januaryvery bad weather
Flatey island in januaryvery bad weather
Fludir (Secret Lagoon) in januaryvery bad weather
Geysir in januaryvery bad weather
Gljufrabui in januaryvery bad weather
Grindavík in januaryvery bad weather
Gullfoss in januaryvery bad weather
Hofn in januaryvery bad weather
Hornstrandir 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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