Weather in July in Iceland

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in July 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 July?

The weather in Iceland in July ranges from unpleasant to tolerable depending on the destination. July is a summer month in Iceland.

July has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Vestmannaeyjar with 11°C (52°F) to moderate temperatures in Akureyri with 15°C (60°F). It is one of the warmest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Akureyri with 33mm (1.3inch) rainfall to high in Kirkjubæjarklaustur with 121mm (4.8inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 168 hours of sunshine in Reykjavík during the whole month.

Where to go in Iceland in July

Find the average weather conditions in July 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 July for the 5 most popular destinations in Iceland?

Average weather in Reykjavík

In July Reykjavík generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
8°C / 46°F 
173 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
11 days 
15°C / 58°F 
9°C / 48°F 
168 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
10 days 
August   >> August
>>  
14°C / 57°F 
9°C / 48°F 
154 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
Climate in Reykjavík

Average weather in Akureyri

In July Akureyri generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (60°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (47°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Akureyri
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   June June
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
7°C / 44°F 
189 hours 
20mm / 0.8inch 
6 days 
15°C / 60°F 
9°C / 47°F 
154 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
7 days 
August   >> August
>>  
15°C / 59°F 
8°C / 46°F 
136 hours 
43mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
Climate in Akureyri

Average weather in Keflavík

In July Keflavík generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
8°C / 46°F 
173 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
11 days 
15°C / 58°F 
9°C / 48°F 
168 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
10 days 
August   >> August
>>  
14°C / 57°F 
9°C / 48°F 
154 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
Climate in Keflavík

Average weather in Höfn

In July Höfn generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (55°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   June June
<<  
11°C / 52°F 
6°C / 43°F 
147 hours 
89mm / 3.5inch 
14 days 
13°C / 55°F 
8°C / 46°F 
141 hours 
84mm / 3.3inch 
15 days 
August   >> August
>>  
12°C / 54°F 
7°C / 45°F 
130 hours 
110mm / 4.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Höfn

Average weather in Selfoss

In July Selfoss generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   June June
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
8°C / 46°F 
173 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
11 days 
15°C / 58°F 
9°C / 48°F 
168 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
10 days 
August   >> August
>>  
14°C / 57°F 
9°C / 48°F 
154 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
Climate in Selfoss

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Is July the best time to go to Iceland?

In our opinion July is one of the best times to visit Iceland with commonly tolerable weather in Reykjavík. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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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