Reykjavík weather in April (Capital Region, Iceland)

People don't tend to visit Reykjavík in April since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Reykjavík in April lies at 5.5°C (41.9°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -0.6°C (30.92°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during April is moderate with an average of 63mm (2.5 inches). There are generally around 15 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 165 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Reykjavík, monthly averages in April

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Min Temperature 30 °F  
Max Temperature 41 °F  
Water Temperature 44 °F *  
Chance of Rain 51%  
Precipitation 2 in  
Rainy days 15 days  
Humidity 78% *  
Sunshine 165 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 36% *  

Where to stay in Reykjavík

Where to go in Iceland in April

Find out more about the weather in Iceland in April 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 April? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Some years it can also snow this month, so bring gloves or mittens, a scarf and a warm hat. With a water temperature of around 7.0°C (44.6°F), 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 in April.

Outdoor sports

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