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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Reykjanes Ridge

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Reykjanes Ridge...

Reykjanes Ridge is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Reykjanes Ridge varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in February up to 11.6°C (53°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Reykjanes Ridge 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 Reykjanes Ridge?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters around Reykjanes Ridge is ca:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Reykjanes Ridge. The closest decent spot is Sandvik, which is more than 183.2km (113.8miles) away from Reykjanes Ridge. Click here for directions and for more information on Sandvik and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Grindavik Antenas, which is roughly 187.6km (116.5miles) away from Reykjanes Ridge. Another surfspot is Grindavik Antenas, located ca 187.6km (116.5miles) from Reykjanes Ridge.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Reykjanes Ridge?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Reykjanes Ridge. One that might be worth checking out is Belmullet: Elly Bay, which is more than 872.4km (541.9miles) away from Reykjanes Ridge. If you have some extra time, you can also try Belmullet: Mullaghroe Beach, ca 872.4km (541.9miles) away from Reykjanes Ridge.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Reykjanes Ridge?

The average sea temperature at Reykjanes Ridge is definitely cold, around 9°C (48°F), with very little variations throughout the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Reykjanes Ridge. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of July, August, and September.

How is the diving and fishing near Reykjanes Ridge?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 7 and 12°C (44-53°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Reykjanes Ridge: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Reykjanes Ridge...

Do you know what the the city Castelldefels in Spain, the city Holo in Sweden, and the city Sullivan in United States have in common with Reykjanes Ridge? Click on the links to find out...