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

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

THorlakshoefn is a coastal city in Iceland. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 1489 people. The water temperature around THorlakshoefn varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.3°C (41.5°F) in March up to 11.1°C (52°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since THorlakshoefn 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 THorlakshoefn?

The current water temperature in the month of June near THorlakshoefn is ca:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots located close to THorlakshoefn?

There are not many surf spots close to THorlakshoefn. The closest decent spot is Grindavik Lighthouse, which is roughly 31.2km (20.3miles) away from THorlakshoefn. Click here to check out more information on Grindavik Lighthouse and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near THorlakshoefn are Grindavik Antenas, which is ca 32.6km (20.3miles) away, and Sandvik, located ca 37.9km (23.6miles) from THorlakshoefn.

Are there sandy beaches near THorlakshoefn?

Not too many beaches are located close to THorlakshoefn. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is more than 738.9km (458.9miles) away from THorlakshoefn. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Portarthur, roughly 796.8km (494.9miles) away from THorlakshoefn.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for THorlakshoefn?

The sea temperature around THorlakshoefn is pretty cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to THorlakshoefn?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when sea 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 THorlakshoefn: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about THorlakshoefn...

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