Reykjavík weather in December (Capital Region, Iceland)

Most people don't tend to visit Reykjavík during December since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Reykjavík in December lies at 3.3°C (37.94°F). The average minimum temperature is -1.5°C (29.3°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is high with an average of 94mm (3.7in). This makes it the wettest month of the year. It rains/snows an average of 14 days of the month. You will hardly see any sun, with only 20 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Reykjavík should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat 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. With a water temperature of around 7.0°C (44.6°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.

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

 

Monthly Averages in December

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -1 °C
Max Temperature 3 °C
Water Temperature 7 °C
Chance of Rain 47%
Precipitation 94mm
Rainy Days 14
Sunshine Hours 20

Where to stay in Reykjavík

Where to go in Iceland in December

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

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

Weather Forecasts for Reykjavík (Capital Region)

Sun   Feb 05
8°C | 2°C
S 40 km/h
29 mm
overcast and rain

overcast and rain

Mon   Feb 06
3°C | -2°C
S 29 km/h
4.2 mm
overcast and showers

overcast and showers

Tue   Feb 07
3°C | -4°C
S 54 km/h
13 mm
overcast and sleet

overcast and sleet

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