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

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

Neskaupstadur is a coastal city in Iceland. It is a fairly dense city close to the ocean with a population of 1466 people. The water temperature around Neskaupstadur varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in May up to 7°C (44.5°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 Neskaupstadur 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 Neskaupstadur?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Neskaupstadur is about:
2°C (36°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Neskaupstadur. A spot that might be worth checking out is Vik, which is more than 203.8km (126.6miles) away from Neskaupstadur. Click here for directions and for more information on Vik and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Grindavik Antenas, which is 282.4km (175.4miles) away from Neskaupstadur. Another fun surfspot is Grindavik Antenas, located roughly 282.4km (175.4miles) from Neskaupstadur.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Neskaupstadur. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is more than 582.3km (361.7miles) away from Neskaupstadur. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Ballyhiernan, roughly 723.9km (449.6miles) away from Neskaupstadur.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Neskaupstadur?

The sea temperature around Neskaupstadur is very cold, reaching up to 7°C (45°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late spring, water temperatures cool down to roughly 2°C (35°F). During these months, a 5/6 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 bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Neskaupstadur?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 2 to 7°C (36-45°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Neskaupstadur: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Neskaupstadur...

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