Reykjavík weather in March (Capital Region, Iceland)

People don't tend to visit Reykjavík in March since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Reykjavík in March lies at 2.7°C (36.86°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -3.1°C (26.42°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during March is moderate with an average of 85mm (3.3 inches). There are generally around 17 snowy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 111 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Reykjavík, monthly averages in March

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Min Temperature -3 °C  
Max Temperature 2 °C  
Water Temperature 6 °C *  
Chance of Rain 58%  
Precipitation 84mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 77% *  
Sunshine 111 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 29% *  

Where to stay in Reykjavík

Where to go in Iceland in March

Find out more about the weather in Iceland in March 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 March? 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 6.0°C (42.8°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 March.

Outdoor sports

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