Reykjavík weather in October (Capital Region, Iceland)

People don't tend to visit Reykjavík in October since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Reykjavík in October lies at 6.1°C (42.98°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 0.9°C (33.62°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during October is high with an average of 94mm (3.7 inchec). There are generally around 17 rainy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 92 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Reykjavík, monthly averages in October

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Min Temperature 0 °C  
Max Temperature 6 °C  
Water Temperature 9 °C *  
Chance of Rain 58%  
Precipitation 93mm  
Rainy days 18 days  
Humidity 80% *  
Sunshine 92 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 31% *  

Where to stay in Reykjavík

Where to go in Iceland in October

Find out more about the weather in Iceland in October 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 October? Visitors traveling to Reykjavík should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also plan on bringing your warm clothes since it can be a bit chilly during this period. With a water temperature of around 9.0°C (48.2°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 October.

Outdoor sports

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