Averages for Reykjavik in June
What's the weather like in Reykjavik in June
The winter is always special in Iceland but summer is just something else. June is the first official summer month in Reykjavik. June isn't as warm as July and August will be but there is conveniently less rain. If you want to do long day tours and pack lots into your trip - June is the month for this as there is no worrying about loosing light or getting caught in a huge down pour of rain. Make the most of the evening ...
Daily averages for Reykjavik
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What's the weather like in Reykjavik in June
The winter is always special in Iceland but summer is just something else. June is the first official summer month in Reykjavik. June isn't as warm as July and August will be but there is conveniently less rain. If you want to do long day tours and pack lots into your trip - June is the month for this as there is no worrying about loosing light or getting caught in a huge down pour of rain. Make the most of the evening sun rays while you sip a beer.
In June the daily average temperature sits around 9°C. The lowest temperature expected is 7°C and the highest is 11°C.
June isn't too wet in Reykjavik, with only 20mm of rainfall predicted, but there are actually 21 days of rainfall. You are unlikely to get caught in a massive down pour but pack your raincoat just in case.
There is on average 6 hours of sunshine per day in June making outside activities very enjoyable.
In June the sea temperature reaches 9°C. However, there is no need to swim in the sea as the wonderful, warm Blue Lagoon (37-39°C) is the ideal place to relax.
Length of the day
The length of the day on the 1st of June is 20 hours and 8 minutes.
Reykjavik Hotels for June
Bus Hostel Reykjavik is 10 minutes walk from the main street of Reykjavik. The 'cheap and cheerful' accommodation caters for all types of traveler. The hostel aim to be 'green' and eco-friendly. Hip cool social spaces and cosy rooms are popular among tourists. A bonus of this hostel is the complimentary use of the bikes, ideal for those on a budget. Enjoy the free WiFi and lounge/bar area for drinks.
For a very homely option, book family-run Hotel Leifur Eiriksson who claim to be 'the best hotel in Reykjavik.' The hotel is located conveniently in the centre of the city, along the same street are galleries and designer shops, and just across the street is the most famous landmark in Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja. There are 47 rooms in the hotel and three different types of rooms - the single room, twin room or feature room. All come with ensuite bathroom and TV. The amenities offered are laundry service, parking, tour booking service, luggage service, hairdryers, bar, lounge and multilingual staff. They also have a very fair cancellation policy for those who would like to book but aren't 100% sure they'll make it.
Also based close to Hallgrímskirkja are the Atlantic Apartments/Rooms. These are ideal if you're looking for simple accommodation with all the amenities, such as WiFi, family rooms, helpful staff and a great location. You can choose from a studio, large studio, family studio, one-bedroom apartment, superior studio, economy twin room (shared bathroom) or economy quadruple room (shared bathroom). All rooms have seating areas and microwave, fridges and kettles are available. Some have a dishwasher, oven and stovetop.
Bars and Restaurants
Ever tried whale meat? Now you're in Iceland you can at MAR Restaurant; the South American style menu has an Asian twist here. The restaurant and bar open from 11.30am-11pm and serve lunch from 11.30am-6pm and dinner 6pm-10pm. Choose whether you'd like to visit for lunch, a pleasent afternoon drink or a delicious dinner. This place has something for everytime of day! Soak up the chilled-out atmosphere while winding down in the evening or prepare for a busy afternoon with a scrumptious lunch meal. Sometimes there is a lively feel to this restaurant in the evenings too.
Kaldi Bar is a cool micro brewery open Sunday - Thursday from 1pm-1am and Friday - Saturday 12pm - 3am. The relaxed vibe here makes it perfect for catching up with friends, meeting new people or generally being a tourists and enjoying a refreshing 'Kaldi' locally brewed beer. Get cosy here and you won't want to leave. For those on a budget you're in luck as there is a happy hour from 4pm to 7pm.
Classy Skolabru serve distinctly Icelandic food based on culture heritage and local culinary traditions. Open everyday from 5pm - 10pm. The rack of lamb, lobster soup, duck salad and creme brulee are all recommended options on the menu. If you're looking for beautifully displayed meals, fine wine and affordable food this the place for you.
Things to do in Reykjavik in June
June is one of the best months for Puffin Watching and 'Elding adventures at sea' offer a brilliant tour that runs from 15th May to the 15th August. You will be taken on boat to either Akurey or Lundey island, both islands are well known for their plentiful bird life. You will not only see puffins but eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots and cormorants too. The captain will know the best spots to get as close as possible to the puffins for photos and a memorable exciting experience. During the tour, you will be educated on puffin facts and told lovely tales. Children as well as adults would thoroughly enjoy this tour.
Secret Solstice is a multi-genre music festival, just outside of Reykjavik. Book your ticket now to experience an amazing lineup with some of the biggest acts in the world. Making this festival all the more special is the elusive midnight sun. Another amazing highlight of this festival is the performances inside glaciers, volcanoes and on the ocean. Make your summer the best one yet with a visit to Reykjavik and a ticket to Secret Solstice.
Thingvellir National Park is the favourite stop on the Golden Circle route. It has been a national park since 1930 and in the 10th century the Vikings used it as a meeting place. Although it's out the way it's definitely worth a visit as the unique geology created a natural Amphitheatre, perfect for public speaking. Interestingly, it's the spot where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, they pull apart approximately 2 inches per year, this creates the Thingvellir Rift Valley. This location is ideal for photographers and anyone who is fond on taking photos. There is no fee at this site but if you're driving there is a small parking cost.
Art Festival is a biennal multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and creative intersection of the arts, usually held around 1-17 June. The festival appeals to a range of ages and audiences. Enjoy the exhibitions, performances, contemporary and classical works in major culture venues and space throughout the city. Attracting hundreds of artists from all over the word creates a buzzing atmosphere in the city.