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

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

Gardabaer is a coastal city in Iceland. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 11421 people. The water temperature around Gardabaer has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.4°C (36.3°F) in March up to 11.2°C (52.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (44°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gardabaer 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 Gardabaer?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Gardabaer is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Gardabaer. A spot that might be worth checking out is Grindavik Lighthouse, which is roughly 23.6km (14.9miles) away from Gardabaer. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Grindavik Lighthouse and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Gardabaer are Grindavik Antenas, which is approximately 24.1km (14.9miles) away, and Hafnir, located roughly 25.7km (15.9miles) from Gardabaer.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are close to Gardabaer. The next good one is Thurso, which is almost 763.7km (474.4miles) away from Gardabaer. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Portarthur, which is approximately 822.9km (511.1miles) away from Gardabaer.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Gardabaer?

The sea temperature around Gardabaer is pretty cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Gardabaer. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to approximately 2°C (36°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Gardabaer?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 6 to 11°C (43-52°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Gardabaer: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Gardabaer...

Do you know what the the city Berre-lEtang in France, the city Passo di Mirabella-Pianopantano in Italy, and the city Francavilla Marittima in Italy have in common with Gardabaer? Click on the links to find out...