Climate in Northeast Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of the official weather station in Northeast Iceland in a height of 27m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Northeast Iceland is one of the coldest regions in Iceland, with an average daily maximum temperature of only 8 degrees. It rarely gets really warm up here. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from October to April.
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Sunshine hours per day
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of Northeast Iceland. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rain days, December offers the most rain days, while June has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.7 mm, the least amount of rain falls in June. November, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Northeast Iceland

Most important cities in the region »Northeast Iceland«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Akureyri and Húsavík. The region has a west-east extension of about 70 km and over 50 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Akureyri17,69365° 41' 1"N18° 5' 16"W
Húsavík2,22866° 2' 29"N17° 20' 18"W
Dalvík1,35965° 58' 13"N18° 31' 43"W
Siglufjörður1,19066° 9' 7"N18° 54' 29"W
Laugar1,00165° 43' 18"N17° 22' 25"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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