Reykjavik Weather July Averages, Iceland
What's the weather like in Reykjavik in July
July is the hottest month to visit Reykjavik; making it extremely pleasant to explore and get involved in activities. This particularly inviting month is ideal for enjoying festivals, concerts and anything outside.
In July the daily average temperature sits around 11°C. The lowest temperature expected is 9°C and the highest is 13°C. Not exactly tanning weather but definitely a welcomed treat. Still pack layers to wear, especially if you're from a warm country.
July 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 July making outside activities very enjoyable and you can even visit the beach.
In July the sea temperature reaches 11°C. However, there is no need to swim in the sea as the warm Blue Lagoon is 37-39°C, unless you want to of course.
Hotels for Reykjavik in July
Centerhotel Midgardur is the newest member of the CenterHotels family, ideally located in the centre of Reykjavik. Treat yourself to a comfortable, modern room and spend the evening in the Nordic fusion restaurant. Hang out in the Lobby Lounge that offers minimalist lighting and plants that create a cozy ambience. July would be the perfect month to chill out in the garden with and take a dip in the outdoor hot pool.
Pampering should be included in any holiday and Miðgardur Spa (inside the hotel) includes two large hot tubs, a saunca, treatment rooms and a range of luxurious massage therapies. Drinks are severed in the spa and if your room is 'superior plus' or 'deluxe' the spa is included.
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
Located in the up-and-coming downtown Reykjavik is Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel; offering spectacular views of the city and signature mountain Esja. There are 65 rooms in the hotel including single, double, superior, superior triple and deluxe double superior. Four-poster beds, flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with showers/toiletries are included. Room facilities are: Free WiFi, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Heating, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Bathroom with Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Telephone, Cable Channels and Flat-screen TV.
Independent Alda Hotel is a smart, stripped-back hotel in the main shopping area of Reykjavik. The fairly nondescript exterior doesn't reflect the trendy interior of the hotel. There is a dark grey colour scheme running through out the ground floor lounge and restaurant/bar with splashes of colour. Make yourself at home on the comfy sofas in the stylish lobby where there is also a hairdressers for anyone who needs a quick cut or blow dry before heading out in the evening.
On offer are a range of rooms; single, double, deluxe, Alda deluxe, attic room, Alda attic, Alda suite, queen suite or king suite. Definitely something for everyone! Make the most of breakfast, the fitness centre, barber bar and especially the chocolate store.
Beaches for July for Reykjavik
For those on a budget, Nautholsvik Beach is something free to enjoy. July is a sunny month with the highest average temperatures in the year, it's an ideal time to visit the beach. The small sandy arc of Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach gets busy on sunny summer days as the geothermal water is kept between 15°C and 19°C. If this isn't warm enough for you then take a dip in the 38°C hot-pot.
Conveniently there are changing rooms and a snack bar at the beach, making it easy to spend the day there, although it's close to central Reykjavik for those who only want a short trip.
Restaurants and Bars for Reykjavik in July
Food Cellar Brasserie
The Grill and cocktail bar, Food Cellar Brasserie is situated in a 160 year old building in central Reykjavik. Elegantly prepared brasserie Icelandic style food is made by enthusiastic chefs with the finest local ingredients. Make your meal exciting by picking the 'Secret Menu' and ordering refreshing cocktails to compliment the mysterious delicious tastes. Tuck into your feast while listening to relaxing live music.
For those craving sushi, Sushi Social is a great place for dinner or even lunch. Try out the Icelandic Feast menu with options such as, smoked puffin and redfish. The crunchy small courses are lovely to have on the side to compliment your meal, pick the avocado fries or lobster cigars. However, if you have visited especially for sushi the 'Juicy Sushi' menu has many choices.
Funky Kaffi Vinyl is a fairly new bar, cafe and record shop, all in one. The main focus' here are food, coffee and vinyls. Scrumptious vegan and vegetarian food is served daily. Travelers will love the appetitive served, along with the selection of music on offer. Find electronica, vintage grooves and classic albums. Drop by for a drink in the evening when there are live DJs and performances.
Things to Do in Reykjavik in July
The Great Geysir
The Great Geysir is on the Golden Circle route, along with the Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall; it's voted one of the most popular tourist stops. The highly active hot spring area with boiling mud pits has exploding geysers; the main one being the Strokkur which spouts water at a shocking 30 metres high every few minutes. At the near by Geysir Centre you can see exhibits and read up on facts. There is no entry fee.
Elding's Classic Whale Watching Tour
Over the last two decades, Iceland has rapidly grown to become the whale watching centre of Europe. pril through to September is the best time of year for whale watching, so in July there is a very good chance of seeing them near Reykjavik. Elding's Classic Whale Watching Tour is recommended by lots of tourists. The boat will have several outdoor viewing platforms where you can stand to see and photograph Minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, porpoises and Humpback whales if you're lucky. This tour can be combined with other tours, such as Puffin Watching, Northern Lights and many more - check the website for more details.
Perlan Dome Museum
Perlan Dome Museum is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. See, feel and live Icelands amazing natural wonders, all in one place. The stunning observation deck is on the fourth floor, the ideal spot to get a perfect view of the city and Esja mountains. Explore the three exhibitions here, the Glaciers and Ice Cave, Land Coast Ocean and Planetarium. If it's rainy outside or you just generally want a break from the outdoors, it's a fun place for kids and adults.