Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hoefn, Iceland
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hoefn...
Hoefn is a coastal city in Iceland.
It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1690 people.
The water temperature around Hoefn has slight variability during the year.
The temperature ranges from 0.5°C (32.9°F) in December up to 8.7°C (47.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (43°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Hoefn 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 Hoefn?
The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Hoefn is ca:
Are there surf spots near by?
Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Hoefn. The next good one is Vik, which is more than 131km (81.4miles) away from Hoefn. Click here
for more information on Vik and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Grindavik Antenas
, which is roughly 222.6km (138.3miles) away from Hoefn. Another fun surfspot is Grindavik Antenas
, located ca 222.6km (138.3miles) from Hoefn.
Are there white sand beaches near by?
Not many beaches are close to Hoefn. The next good one is Thurso
, which is 574.6km (356.9miles) away from Hoefn. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Tramore Beach
, which is ca 688.2km (427.5miles) away from Hoefn.
What wetsuit thickness do I need for Hoefn?
The sea temperature around Hoefn is very cold, reaching up to 9°C (48°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during November, December, and January, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 0°C (33°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the diving and fishing near Hoefn?
Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (33-42°F) during November, December, and January. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when temperatures range from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.
Directions to Hoefn: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Fun facts about Hoefn...
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