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Reykjavik Weather in October, Iceland

Reykjavik Averages October


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    2 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    21 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    30 mm

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Reykjavik Daily Averages October


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What's the Weather Like in Reykjavik in October

October is definitely a transition month for Reykjavik. The day length get shorter and shorter, day by day. 


In October the daily average temperature sits around 4°C. The lowest temperature expected is 2°C and the highest is 6°C.


October expects around 30mm of rainfall and 21 days of rainfall.


There is on average 2 hours of sunshine per day in October. The sunshine will gradually decrease in the coming months also.

Sea Temperature 

In October the sea temperature is on average 8°C. However, there is no need to swim in the sea as the Blue Lagoon is 37-39°C, unless you want to of course. 

Daylight Hours

The length of the day is still quite long at the beginning of October but it is dropping quite quickly each day, which is typical for high latitudes. By the end of October the average length of the day is 11 hours and 19 minutes.

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Hotels for Reykjavik in October

Loft Hostel

For those traveling on a budget, Loft Hostel is the place to book bargain accommodation and still be located in the centre of Reykjavik. The large top floor balcony boasts some sensational views of the city; you can people watch here or catch the Northern Lights if you're lucky. If you're traveling to meet new people and not over spend, this is the place for you. Dormitories and rooms are both on offer, you can share in a 4, 6 or 8 dorm or for more privacy double/twin or double deluxe rooms are available. The cafe/bar is wonderful for socialising and another bonus is the events held at Loft, check them out here and plan in advance for your stay. 

Hotel Island

Contemporary Hótel Ísland is conveniently located in the financial district, near all the popular attractions. Choose between standard accomodation, superior rooms, junior suites and mini suites - therefore the hotel is suitable for any guest. Tuck into a lovely evening meal at The Bistro restaurant or start a fun packed day with a big breakfast here. Local ingredients are used and it's open daily for both guests and locals.

Hotel Arctic Comfort

Hotel Arctic Comfort offers large single, double, triple rooms and studios. All rooms have twin beds, refrigerator, telephone, colour TV and private bathrooms with showers. The studio rooms are additionally furnished with a kitchenette, which include a small cooking-stove and a microwave oven. One or two extra beds can be added in each room. The breakfast room is located on the ground floor, as well as a lounge and a bar. All rooms have WiFi. Two computers connected to internet are available for the guests of the hotel in the bar area, free of charge.

Walk to the Kringlan shopping centre and exhibitions from this hotel. Plenty of restaurants and shops close by too. Arctic Comfort is suitable for travelers, business people, families, couples and just about anybody wanting to stay in Reykjavik. 

Restaurants and Bars for Reykjavik in October

DILL Restaurant

DILL Restaurant is the first restaurant in Iceland to be awarded a Michelin star in Reykjavik; it's open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm. Eating here becomes more of an experience than just a meal. The small, quirky, Nordic restaurant offers Scandinavian, European and vegetarian food. The 7 course tasting menu is the most popular choice ordered in the evening and is especially tasty when accompanied with wine. The chefs like to create a unique experience, in terms of originality and quality. Book a table here for an unforgettable evening.

Mokka Coffee

Mokka Coffee is one of the oldest cafes in Reykjavik and was actually the first coffee shop to install an espresso machine. They make the most refreshing drinks and are unsuprisingly very popular among tourists. Treat yourself a delicious latte and peer out the window at the stunning views of Reykjavik.

Icelandic Street Food

Icelandic Street Food is the first fast food concept in Iceland with traditional Icelandic food. All visitors will get to fully experience home made Icelandic food without having to spend a fortune for fine dining. Indulge in the gorgeous pancakes and delicious cakes. The family owned business make you feel welcome and it isn't just the food and staff you will appreciate, but the whole experience in itself.

The shellfish soup is healthy and very popular among locals or try the warming 'fisherman's favorite' consisting of cod, potatoes, onions and hollandaise sauce; served with warm rye bread and creamy butter. If you've had a cold day full of adventurers in Reykjavik, this is the perfect place to end the day with scrumptious food. 

Things to Do in Reykjavik in October

The Secret Lagoon

The Secret Lagoon is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Reykjavik and isn't as secret as it used to be, due to lots of tourists finding out about it. The natural hot springs are located in the small village called Fludir, in the Golden Circle area. It has been kept natural and unique for guests so they can get the true Icelandic feeling. The pool's natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at around 38-40°C all year round. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes. 

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall is 2 hours from Reykjavik and is worth the traveling, espeically if you're planning to spend the whole day there. Seeing a waterfall up close is always a breathtaking experience as it isn't something you see everyday. Make sure you wrap up warm for your trip to Skogafoss and don't forget your camera.

Arbaer Open Air Museum

Arbaer Open Air Museum has more than 20 building that form a town square, village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik. A free entrance to the museum is included in the Reykjavik City Card if you're planning on buying one of these. Inside the museum you'll get a sense of old Reykjavik and how it used to be in the past. Enjoy the events and exhibitions held at the Museum, highlighting the history of the place. There is something for the whole family here.

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