Weather in April in Iceland

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in April in Iceland. Is this month a good time to go to Iceland? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Iceland in April?

The weather in Iceland in April is in general poor.

In April the average maximum daytime temperatures are cold and range from 3°C (37°F) in Raufarhöfn to 7°C (45°F) in Reykjavík. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C (34°F) in Reykjavík and -3°C (27°F) in Raufarhöfn.

Precipitation ranges from low in Akureyri with 27mm (1.1inch) snow/rainfall to high in Vestmannaeyjar with 117mm (4.6inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 165 hours of sunshine in Reykjavík during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Iceland.

Where to go in Iceland in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in Iceland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Iceland

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in Iceland?

Average weather in Reykjavík

In April Reykjavík generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Reykjavík
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C / 39°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
111 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
15 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 34°F 
165 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
13 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
201 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Reykjavík

Average weather in Akureyri

In April Akureyri generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (43°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (31°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Akureyri
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
3°C / 37°F 
-3°C / 26°F 
77 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
11 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
-1°C / 31°F 
125 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
6 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
10°C / 51°F 
3°C / 38°F 
169 hours 
24mm / 0.9inch 
5 days 
Climate in Akureyri

Average weather in Keflavík

In April Keflavík generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Keflavík
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C / 39°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
111 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
15 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 34°F 
165 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
13 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
201 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Keflavík

Average weather in Höfn

In April Höfn generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (43°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C (33°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Höfn
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
116 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
16 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
0°C / 33°F 
142 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
13 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
9°C / 47°F 
3°C / 37°F 
172 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Höfn

Average weather in Selfoss

In April Selfoss generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Selfoss
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C / 39°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
111 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
15 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 34°F 
165 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
13 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
201 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Selfoss

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Is April the best time to go to Iceland?

In our opinion April is not the best time to visit Iceland with commonly poor weather in Reykjavík.

On average the best time to visit Iceland is in July and August with generally tolerable weather in Reykjavík. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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