October Weather Averages for Reykjavik

Things to do in Reykjavik in October

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

Temperature

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

Rainfall

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

Sunshine Hours

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October Daily Averages for Reykjavik

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Things to do in Reykjavik in October

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

Temperature

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

Rainfall

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

Sunshine Hours

There is on average 2 hours of sunshine per day in October.

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. 

Length of the day

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.

Reykjavik Hotels for October

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. 

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 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. 

Bars and Restaurants

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 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 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 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 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 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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