Average Weather during December in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Reykjavík in December is -2.0°C (28.4°F). The amount of rain/snow in December is normal with an average of 79mm (3.1in). This month is known as a chilly month. The average maximum temperature lies around 2.0°C (35.6°F). During the night it can cool down. With a water temperature of around 7.0°C (44.6°F), this is not the best month to swim. In this month you will hardly see any sunshine with 12 hours of sun during the whole month.

So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Reykjavík should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. You can also expect some days or nights with snow. So bring gloves or mittens and wear a warm hat.

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

Monthly Averages

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -2 °C
Max Temperature 2 °C
Water Temperature 7 °C
Chance of Rain 67%
Precipitation 79mm
Rainy Days 20
Sunshine Hours 12

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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