Vestmannaeyjar weather in January (Iceland)

People don't tend to visit Vestmannaeyjar in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Vestmannaeyjar in January lies at 7.2°C (44.96°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 3.3°C (37.94°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is part of the rainy season with an average precipitation of 188mm (7.4 inches). There are generally around 18 rainy days.


Vestmannaeyjar, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 3 °C  
Max Temperature 7 °C  
Water Temperature 7 °C  
Chance of Rain 62%  
Precipitation 187mm  
Rainy days 19 days  
Humidity 81%  

Where to go in Iceland in January

Find out more about the weather in Iceland in January 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 January? Visitors traveling to Vestmannaeyjar 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 7.0°C (44.6°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 January.

Outdoor sports

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