July Weather in Iceland

Magazine July Weather in Iceland

It is never a bad time to visit Iceland, but in July, Iceland is particularly inviting! The beautiful weather makes all your vacation adventures more comfortable for you to enjoy the purity of this great country. You can even relax and enjoy the fun festivities like the Reykholt Music Festival, the Midnight Sun Guitar Festival, concerts at Harpa, Akureyri Summer Arts Festival and the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon if you like to run really far! Now that we got you interested, here’s what you can expect from the weather and length of days.

Daylight
Daylight maxed out in June, but you’ll still be able to enjoy plenty of fun in the sun in July. However, the daylight starts decreasing very rapidly. In fact from July 1st to July 31st the amount of daylight decreases by over two and a half hours, losing an average of 5.4 minutes a day! But if you love the sunshine, don’t fret, the shortest day in July is still a plentiful 18:03 hours of sunshine.

Temperature
Iceland is not exactly known for its sunny and warm weather, but in July that's what you could get from the land of fire and ice. July boasts Iceland’s warmest temperatures with average highs around 14 degrees Celsius (57 F) and average lows of 9 degrees Celsius (48 F). With an average temperature of 11 degrees Celsius (51 F), this isn’t exactly sun tanning weather, but if you’ve lived through an average temperature of 5 degrees Celsius (41 F) the whole year, this is a much welcomed treat. Mind you, these are averages and you can lucky and have warmer days. And, if you do, you’ll think you’re in heaven!

Precipitation
Although there is plenty of daylight and warmer weather, there is still a decent amount of rainfall on average. But don’t get too bummed, the rainfall is still some of the least of the year with an average of 52 mm (2 inches).  This will generally come in the form of light precipitation. Bring a raincoat just in case.

Although July has some of the warmest weather of the year here in Iceland, we still advise you to bring layers of clothing suited to mitigate any of Iceland’s somewhat notorious weather changes. And, if you are still looking for comfortable accommodations, look us up at IcelandairHotels.com and choose from our family of 9 hotels in prime locations including two in Reykjavik: Reykjavik Marina and Reykjavik Natura. Cheers!

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