Average Weather during 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. 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

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

What To Do

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

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

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