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

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

Sandvik is a surf spot in Iceland. The water temperature around Sandvik changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 10.9°C (51.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandvik 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 at Sandvik?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Sandvik is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Sandvik. The closest one is Grindavik Antenas, which is just 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Sandvik. Click here for more information on Grindavik Antenas and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Sandvik is Grindavik Lighthouse, which is ca 6.7km (4.1miles) away.

Are there beaches located close to Sandvik?

No, not many beaches are located close to Sandvik. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is more than 776.8km (482.5miles) away from Sandvik. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Portarthur, approximately 827.6km (514miles) away from Sandvik.

What wetsuit do I need for Sandvik?

The water temperature at Sandvik is very cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine 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 recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sandvik?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 6 to 11°C (43-52°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sandvik: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sandvik...

Do you know what the the city Selat Panjang in Indonesia, the city Monte Grimano in Italy, and the city Kemeduran in Indonesia have in common with Sandvik? Click on the links to find out...