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Average weather 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 as well. 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 the whole period.

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

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

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

Monthly averages

°C
Min Temperature -2.0°C
Max Temperature 2.0°C
Water Temperature 7.0°C
Chance of Rain 66.7%
Precipitation 79mm
Rainy Days 20
Windspeed 21.6kmph
Humidity 79%
Sunshine Hours 12
Percentage Sunshine 7%

What to Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.
Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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