Climate in Northeast Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result 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 high temperature of only 8 degrees centigrade. It rarely gets really warm 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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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Northeast Iceland
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 shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Northeast Iceland
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 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 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Northeast Iceland
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 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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