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Akureyri weather in February (North Iceland, Iceland)

What can you expect from the weather in Akureyri during February? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In February, Akureyri generally has very low temperatures and high snowfall. February is a winter month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around -0°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate -7°C. It's often the coldest month of the year, a perfect time to cozy up indoors. Make sure to bring along suitable winter clothing.

Precipitation

Akureyri in February usually receives high snowfall, averaging around 114 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 14 days of snow are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 36 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, February may not be the ideal month to visit Akureyri. June, July and August typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Akureyri climate page with graphs.

 

Akureyri, monthly averages in February

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -7°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature -0°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 4°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 47%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 114 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 36 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 14%  

Where to go in Iceland in February

Find out more about the weather in Iceland and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Visitors traveling to Akureyri should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat. There will be periods of snow. With a water temperature of around 4°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
1/10
Cycling
1/10
Walking
1/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
1/10

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