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

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

Vik is a surf spot in Iceland. The water temperature around Vik varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.3°F) in December up to 11.2°C (52.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Vik 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 Vik?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Vik is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Vik?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Vik. A good spot nearby is Grindavik Lighthouse, which is more than 107.4km (66.7miles) away from Vik. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Grindavik Lighthouse and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Grindavik Antenas, which is roughly 108.9km (67.6miles) away from Vik.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Vik. A beach that might be worth checking out is Thurso, which is more than 649.6km (403.5miles) away from Vik. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Portarthur, 714.3km (443.7miles) away from Vik.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Vik?

The average sea temperature at Vik is extremely cold, around 8°C (47°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. Hence, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Vik. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are November, December, and January. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (July, August, and September) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the diving and fishing close to Vik?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 6 and 11°C (43-52°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Vik: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Vik...

Do you know what the the city Worcester in the United States, the island Watkins in the United States, and the city Llwynypia in the United Kingdom have in common with Vik? Click on the links to find out...