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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Egilsstadir, Iceland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Egilsstadir...

Egilsstadir is a coastal city in Iceland. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 2303 people. The water temperature around Egilsstadir varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 1.1°C (34°F) in February up to 7.6°C (45.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 4°C (40°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Egilsstadir is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Egilsstadir?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Egilsstadir is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Egilsstadir?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Egilsstadir. The closest decent spot is Vik, which is 191.8km (119.1miles) away from Egilsstadir. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Vik and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Grindavik Antenas, which is ca 264.9km (164.5miles) away from Egilsstadir. Another surfspot is Grindavik Antenas, located approximately 264.9km (164.5miles) from Egilsstadir.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Egilsstadir. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is 604.9km (375.7miles) away from Egilsstadir. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Ballyhiernan, approximately 741.1km (460.3miles) away from Egilsstadir.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Egilsstadir?

The sea temperature around Egilsstadir is very cold, reaching up to 8°C (46°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Egilsstadir. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 1°C (34°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Egilsstadir?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 3 to 8°C (37-46°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Egilsstadir: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Egilsstadir...

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