Weather in Iceland in may 2023

In this section, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in Iceland. These forecasts are statistics for may from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.



Where to go in Iceland in may?

Where to go in Iceland in may: destination map

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

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The climate in Iceland in may ranges from bad to very bad depending on the region and city.

The month of May is favored by a more remarkable rise in temperatures. Climatic conditions are improving gradually and it is now possible to have more sunny days during the month. As it is still cold, one must think about wearing comfortable clothes. The climate throughout May in Iceland is still unfavorable because of the persistent cold. Neither the frigid rains nor the snowfall have completely disappeared.

May in Reykjavik and South-western Iceland

The few sunny days during the first period of May indicates a marked improvement in climatic conditions. This is especially true as the temperatures are increasing and favor a relatively gentle atmosphere. On the other hand in mid-May, the rains begin to fall sporadically and towards the end of the month, wearing waterproof clothing is a must. The south of the country is experiencing a resurgence of rain and because of the wind speed that is quite strong, umbrellas are not really the best solution.

May in Akureyri and Northern Iceland

Expect snowfall during the first days of May in the north of the country. In fact, the temperatures are still cold, especially in the mornings. However, the weather in Iceland throughout May is gradually improving. One can then bet on beautiful sunny days towards the end of the month for their outings.




Climate in Iceland in may

Climate in Reykjavik in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 41°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is rather cold in this city in this month, but it is livable when dressing hot. With 3.6in over 7 days, rain may occur during your journey. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.

May
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 45°F
Rainfall 3.6in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(22%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 18:26
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Reykjavik in may

Climate in Landmannalaugar in may

In may, maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 40°F (for an average temperature of 43°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this city in the month of may. Plan a sweater! With 5.5in over 8 days, you risk getting wet slightly throughout your stay. But this is rather moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Rainfall 5.5in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(25%)
Humidity 83%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 55%
Length of day 18:22
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Landmannalaugar in may

Climate in Akureyri in may

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 45°F and minimum temperature is 29°F (for an average temperature of 38°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this city in may. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 5.1in over 8 days, rainfall can happen throughout your vacations. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 38°F
Highest temperature 45°F
Lowest temperature 29°F
Sea temperature 40°F
Rainfall 5.1in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(25%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 17
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 19:05
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in may

Climate in Arnarstapi in may

In may, the mean temperature in Arnarstapi is 43°F (maximum temperature is 45°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh in that area in this month. Plan a sweater! With 4.7in over 8 days, rain may occur for your vacations. But this is rather reasonably and it will not be continuous.

May
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 45°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 42°F
Rainfall 4.7in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(25%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 16
Cloud cover 57%
Length of day 18:41
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Arnarstapi in may

Climate in Asbyrgi Canyon in may

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Asbyrgi Canyon is 41°F (maximum temperature is 43°F and minimum temperature is 38°F). The climate is quite cold around this city in the month of may. Plan to cover you well! With 2.9in over 5 days, rain may occur for your vacations. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

May
Average temperature 41°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 38°F
Rainfall 2.9in
Number of days with rainfall 5 day(s)
(16%)
Humidity 84%
Daily sunshine hours 17
Cloud cover 64%
Length of day 19:14
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Asbyrgi Canyon in may


All cities in Iceland in may

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Landmannalaugar in mayvery bad weather
Akureyri in mayvery bad weather
Arnarstapi in mayvery bad weather
Asbyrgi Canyon in mayvery bad weather
Askja in mayvery bad weather
Borgarfjörður eystri in mayvery bad weather
Dettifoss in mayvery bad weather
Djúpavík in mayvery bad weather
Djúpivogur in mayvery bad weather
Dyrholaey in maybad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in maybad weather
Fjadrargljufur Canyon in mayvery bad weather
Flatey island in mayvery bad weather
Fludir (Secret Lagoon) in mayvery bad weather
Geysir in mayvery bad weather
Gljufrabui in maybad weather
Grindavík in mayvery bad weather
Gullfoss in mayvery bad weather
Hofn in mayvery bad weather
Hornstrandir in mayvery bad weather
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Weather data for Iceland in may:

Weather data for Iceland in may 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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