Weather in November in Iceland

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

The weather in Iceland in November is in general poor.

In November the average maximum daytime temperatures are cold and range from 2°C (36°F) in Raufarhöfn to 5°C (40°F) in Reykjavík. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -0°C (32°F) in Reykjavík and -3°C (26°F) in Raufarhöfn. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Akureyri with 61mm (2.4inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Seyðisfjörður with 178mm (7inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 42 hours of sunshine in Reykjavík during the whole month.

Where to go in Iceland in November

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

Average weather in Reykjavík

In November Reykjavík generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C (32°F) and moderate monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   October October
<<  
8°C / 46°F 
3°C / 37°F 
92 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
15 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
42 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
3°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
20 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Reykjavík

Average weather in Akureyri

In November Akureyri generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (38°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and moderate 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
<<   October October
<<  
6°C / 43°F 
1°C / 34°F 
50 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
10 days 
poor 
4°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
15 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
11 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-4°C / 26°F 
0 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Akureyri

Average weather in Keflavík

In November Keflavík generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C (32°F) and moderate monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   October October
<<  
8°C / 46°F 
3°C / 37°F 
92 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
15 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
42 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
3°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
20 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Keflavík

Average weather in Höfn

In November Höfn generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (39°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (30°F) and high monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   October October
<<  
7°C / 45°F 
2°C / 36°F 
78 hours 
183mm / 7.2inch 
17 days 
poor 
4°C / 39°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
47 hours 
116mm / 4.6inch 
14 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
0°C / 33°F 
17 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Höfn

Average weather in Selfoss

In November Selfoss generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C (32°F) and moderate monthly snow/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 snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   October October
<<  
8°C / 46°F 
3°C / 37°F 
92 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
15 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
42 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
3°C / 38°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
20 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Selfoss

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Is November the best time to go to Iceland?

In our opinion November 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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