Average Weather May in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Reykjavík in May is 3.0°C (37.4°F). The amount of rain in May is normal with an average of 44mm (1.7in). May is the driest month of the year. This month is known as a chilly month. The average maximum temperature lies around 9.0°C (48.2°F). With a water temperature of around 8.0°C (46.4°F), this is not the best month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit Reykjavík. It has 192 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Reykjavík should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. Plan on bringing your warm clothes and something that will protect you from the rain. It can be a bit chilly and rainy during this period.

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

Monthly Averages

Min Temperature 3.0 °C
Max Temperature 9.0 °C
Water Temperature 8.0 °C
Chance of Rain 53.3%
Precipitation 44.0mm
Rainy Days 16
Sunshine Hours 192

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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