Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon weather in May (Iceland)

People don't tend to visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in May since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in May lies at 6.3°C (43.34°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 1.8°C (35.24°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during May is high with an average of 144mm (5.7 inchec). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 16 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 172 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 1 °C  
Max Temperature 6 °C  
Chance of Rain 54%  
Precipitation 144mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Sunshine 172 hrs *  
* Data from: Höfn, Iceland (53 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in Iceland in May

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also plan on bringing your warm clothes since it can be a bit chilly during this period.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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