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Avg weather in January
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    7 Hrsper day
    137 mmper month
    81 %avg
    15 Mphavg

    Reykjavik weather January

    What’s the weather like in Reykjavik in January?

    January is the coldest month of the year, which means you should pack warm clothes and plenty of layers for your winter holiday. If you dress warmly, Reykjavik weather in January is great for a classic city escape with lots of sightseeing and shopping to be enjoyed.

    Geographical influences

    Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland and the country’s capital. Its location on the southwest coast of Iceland means that the region has a subarctic climate with very cold weather in winter. In addition to low temperatures, the city is known for windy storms blowing in from the Atlantic. There’s not much sunshine in January, with most days being quite overcast and dull. Rainfall is also quite common, so make sure to pack a raincoat and prepare for the chance of snow in the winter.


    The average temperature is just 0°C with highs of 3°C and extreme lows of -3°C. Reykjavik is known as one of the coldest capitals in the world, so make sure you don’t forget to pack warm coats, jumpers, and scarves for your visit. There are around 19 rainy days over the month with an average rainfall of 50mm. The sky is dull for most of the month due to cloud coverage, which means there’s just one hour of sunshine per day.

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