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Reykjavík weather in March (Capital Region, Iceland)

Curious about the March weather in Reykjavík? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In March, Reykjavík generally has low temperatures and high snow/rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 4°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate -2°C. It's a notably cold month; make sure to wear layers to stay warm. It's wiser to gear up in advance than to be caught off-guard, trembling in the cold.

Precipitation

Reykjavík in March usually receives high snow/rainfall, averaging around 128 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 19 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The area enjoys a balanced 111 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, March may not be the ideal month to visit Reykjavík. June and July typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Reykjavík climate page with graphs.

 

Reykjavík, monthly averages in March

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -2°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 4°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 6°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 64%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 128 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 19 days  
HumidityHumidity 77%  
WindspeedWindspeed 22 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 111 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 29%  

Where to go in Iceland in March

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. With a water temperature of around 6°C 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.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

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