Average weather in May in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Reykjavík in May is 4.0°C (39.2°F). The amount of rain in May is normal with an average of 44mm (1.7in). This makes it the driest month of the year. It rains on average a total of 10 days. Most people don't tend to visit Reykjavík during this period since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 10.0°C (50°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than this is a great time to go to Reykjavík with 201 hours of sun.


So what to wear in May? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. Also bring some warm clothes. With a water temperature of around 8.0°C (46.4°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 4 °C
Max Temperature 10 °C
Water Temperature 8 °C
Chance of Rain 33%
Precipitation 44mm
Rainy Days 10
Sunshine Hours 201

Where to stay in Reykjavík

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What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
6/10

Weather Forecasts for Reykjavík (Capital Region)

FRI May 27
11°C | 6°C
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

SAT May 28
12°C | 8°C
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

SUN May 29
13°C | 9°C
Cloudy

Cloudy

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