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Average weather January in Akureyri (North Iceland), Iceland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Akureyri in January is -5.0°C (23°F). The amount of rain/snow in January is normal with an average of 55mm (2.2in). This month is known as a chilly month. Be prepared January is also the coldest month. The average maximum temperature lies around 0.0°C (32°F). During the night it can cool down as well. With a water temperature of around 4.0°C (39.2°F), this is not the best month to swim. In this month you will hardly see any sunshine with 7 hours of sun the whole period.

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Akureyri should plan on bringing snow boots and a warm winter jacket since there will be many periods of snow.

Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to Akureyri? Find out where to stay here.

For other monthly weather averages and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly averages

°C
Min Temperature -5.0°C
Max Temperature 0.0°C
Water Temperature 4.0°C
Chance of Rain 43.3%
Precipitation 55mm
Rainy Days 13
Windspeed 14.4kmph
Humidity 82%
Sunshine Hours 7
Percentage Sunshine 5%

What to Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.
Swimming
4/10
Cycling
2/10
Walking
2/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
2/10

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