Reykjavik Climate and Weather

Despite its extreme north Atlantic location, Reykjavik's temperate sub-polar oceanic climate is not as cold as might be expected. Its average mid-winter temperatures are, in fact, no lower than those in New York City. Winter temperatures average between 28ºF (-2ºC) and 38ºF (3ºC). This is because the Icelandic coastal weather is tempered by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The city's coastal position does, however, also mean it is prone to wind, and gales are common in winter. Summer temperatures in July, the warmest month, peak at around 59ºF (15ºC).