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Akureyri weather in January (North Iceland, Iceland)

What can you expect from the weather in Akureyri during January? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In January, Akureyri generally has very low temperatures and high snowfall. January is a winter month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around -0°C. But by evening, they drop to around -6°C. It is a very cold month, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm. It's always better to be prepared than to find oneself shivering in the cold.

Precipitation

Akureyri in January usually receives high snowfall, averaging around 123 mm for the month. Snow is expected on roughly 16 days.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 7 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Akureyri. June, July and August typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Akureyri, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -6°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature -0°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 4°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 55%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 123 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 7 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 5%  

Where to go in Iceland in January

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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