Sunset Iceland

Sunrise and sunset in Iceland

Sunrise today: 8:38 h
Sunset today: 17:45 h
(Times for Reykjavík)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Iceland are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 21:20 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Reykjavík lasts almost 20 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, can take it easy. Late by 8:38 the sun rises in Reykjavík. The early sunset at 17:45 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Reykjavík

Average length of daylight in Reykjavík
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Iceland

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for October 22nd., localtime in Iceland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Egilsstaðir08:13 am05:10 pm8:57 h
Höfn08:12 am05:18 pm9:06 h
Húsavík08:28 am05:18 pm8:50 h
Akureyri08:30 am05:23 pm8:53 h
Sauðárkrókur08:36 am05:29 pm8:53 h
Vestmannaeyjar08:29 am05:41 pm9:13 h
Selfoss08:34 am05:42 pm9:09 h
Hveragerði08:35 am05:43 pm9:08 h
Mosfellsbær08:37 am05:44 pm9:07 h
Reykjavík08:38 am05:45 pm9:07 h
Kópavogur08:38 am05:45 pm9:07 h
Borgarnes08:40 am05:43 pm9:04 h
Garðabær08:38 am05:45 pm9:07 h
Hafnarfjörður08:38 am05:45 pm9:08 h
Seltjarnarnes08:38 am05:45 pm9:07 h
Álftanes08:38 am05:46 pm9:07 h
Akranes08:39 am05:45 pm9:05 h
Grindavík08:39 am05:48 pm9:09 h
Reykjanesbær08:40 am05:48 pm9:08 h
Ísafjörður08:52 am05:41 pm8:50 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Reykjavík)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar10:51 am04:22 pm5:31 h
Februar09:21 am06:02 pm8:41 h
März07:41 am07:31 pm11:50 h
April05:50 am09:04 pm15:14 h
Mai04:06 am10:41 pm18:35 h
Juni02:49 am12:06 am21:17 h
Juli03:38 am11:28 pm19:50 h
August05:18 am09:45 pm16:28 h
September06:50 am07:55 pm13:05 h
Oktober08:17 am06:09 pm9:52 h
November09:54 am04:29 pm6:35 h
Dezember11:11 am03:34 pm4:23 h

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:43 am05:57 pm10:14 h
New York (USA)07:14 am06:06 pm10:52 h
Sydney (Australia)06:03 am07:15 pm13:12 h
Manila (Philippines)05:47 am05:33 pm11:46 h
Moscow (Russia)07:13 am05:14 pm10:00 h
Shanghai (China)06:00 am05:16 pm11:15 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:16 am05:52 pm9:36 h