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Keflavík weather in January (Reykjanes, Iceland)

How is the weather in Keflavík in January? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In January, Keflavík generally has low temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 5°C. But by evening, they drop to around 1°C. It's a notably cold month; make sure to wear layers to stay warm. It's wiser to gear up in advance than to be caught off-guard, trembling in the cold.

Precipitation

Keflavík in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 135 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 19 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 20 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Keflavík. July typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Keflavík, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 1°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 5°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 63%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 135 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 19 days  
HumidityHumidity 78% *  
SunshineSunshine 20 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 12% *  
* Data from: Reykjavík, Iceland (34 KM, 21 Miles).

Where to go in Iceland in January

Find out more about the weather in Iceland and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

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

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Keflavík.

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