Vestmannaeyjar weather in January (Iceland)

Curious about the January weather in Vestmannaeyjar? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, Vestmannaeyjar generally has low temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 45°F (show in °C). But by evening, they drop to around 38°F.

Vestmannaeyjar in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 7.4 inches (show in mm) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 19 days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Vestmannaeyjar. June and July generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Vestmannaeyjar climate page with graphs.


Vestmannaeyjar, monthly averages in January

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 37.9°F  
Max Temperature 45°F  
Water Temperature 45°F  
Chance of Rain 62%  
Precipitation 7.4 inches  
Rainy days 19 days  
Humidity 81%  
Windspeed 29 mph  

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 should you wear in Vestmannaeyjar in January?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. With a water temperature of around 45°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

Interested in more climate information?

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