When is the best time to go to Vatnajökul National Park?

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

  • December is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, February, September, October and December

Annual weather in Vatnajökul National Park

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

January 29°F/34°F
February 29°F/36°F
March 31°F/38°F
April 32°F/41°F
May 40°F/47°F
June 47°F/52°F
July 49°F/54°F
August 47°F/54°F
September 43°F/50°F
October 38°F/43°F
November 32°F/38°F
December 29°F/34°F

Weather and climate in Vatnajökul National Park

Vatnajökul National Park enjoys a tundra climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Vatnajökul National Park is 43°F (ranging from 34°F in december to 54°F in july). Annual rainfall is 99.6in, with a minimum of 4.3in in june and a maximum of 11.7in in february.
  • From january to may the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 45°F in average and it rains about 25% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and september the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 49°F in average.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 31°F and you can expect to have 9.4in of rainfall/month during this period.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Vatnajökul National Park

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Vatnajökul National Park: 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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