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What time does the sun set in Iceland?

Sunrise, Sunset and Daylight during each month

|October 7, 2022

Iceland is a country of great extremes. The winters are dark almost 24/7 and the summers are the complete opposite, providing us with the midnight sun. Here we have listed the time of sunrise, sunset and how much daylight you will get each month.


“What time does the sun set in Iceland?” If there ever is a question with many answers it would be this one. The question is not impossible to answer but when asked about hours of daylight in a country of such extremes the answer just isn’t an easy one to give.

The daylight spectrum in Iceland, the center represents daylight during June

Iceland is famous for being very polar and having two intense seasons. First, it’s the green bright summers with the midnight sun and rainbowed waterfalls and then second the dark and gruesome winters where the Auroras Borealis and white snow are thought to be sources of light.

In winter the daylight is around 4 hours but feels like none sometimes and in summer it's about 21 hours, but feels like 24.

Midnight Sun in the summer, Iceland

After being given this knowledge you are likely starting to understand just why it is hard to answer the questions with a simple answer so,  to answer it in the best way we are going to split the sunset and sunrise by months.

It is truly fascinating to see how much the difference is and how rapidly it changes. Hope this comes in handy!

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN JANUARY?

1st of January the sunrise is at 11:19 am and the sunset is at 15:43 pm

Daylight - 4 hours 23 minutes

31st of January the sunrise is at 10:12 am and the sunset is at 17:11 pm

Day length - 6 hours 29 minutes

Mountain and Northern Lights in Iceland

Northern Lights above the Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN FEBRUARY?

1st of February the sunrise is at 10:09 am and the sunset is at 17:14 pm

Daylight - 7 hours 5 minutes

28th of February the sunrise is at 8:39 am and the sunset is at 18:42 pm

Daylight - 10 hours 2 minutes

Solheimajokull glacier in South Iceland

Solheimajokull glacier in February, South Coast of Iceland

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN MARCH?

1st of March the sunrise is at 8:36 am and the sunset is at 18:45 pm

Daylight - 10 hours 8 minutes

31st of March the sunrise is at 6:50 am and the sunset is at 20:15 pm

Daylight - 13 hours 24 minutes

super jeep tour in Iceland

Super Jeep tour to the Katla ice cave, Iceland

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN APRIL?

1st of April the sunrise is at 6:47 am and the sunset is at 20:18 pm

Daylight - 13 hours 31 minutes

30th of April the sunrise is at 5:04 am and the sunset is at 21:47 pm

Daylight - 16 hours 42 minutes

Reykjavik Panorama with Mountain Range in Background

Panoramic view of the Iceland's capital - Reykjavik

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN MAY?

1st of May the sunrise is at 5:01 am and the sunset is at 21:50 pm

Daylight - 16 hours 49 minutes

31st of May the sunrise is at 3:26 am and the sunset is at 23:26 pm

Daylight - 20 hours

One of the main attractions of Golden Circle in Iceland - Strokkur geyser

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN JUNE?

1st of June the sunrise is at 3:23 am and the sunset is at 23:29 pm

Daylight - 20 hours 5 minutes

30th of June the sunrise is at 3:03 am and the sunset is at 23:57 pm

Daylight - 20 hours 54 minutes

view from mountains of Landmannalaugar area

The main summer activity in Iceland is trekking in mesmerizing Landmannalaugar trail

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN JULY?

1st of July the sunrise is at 3:05 am and the sunset is at 23:56 pm

Daylight - 20 hours 51 minutes

31st of July the sunrise is at 4:30 am and the sunset is at 22:35 pm

Daylight - 18 hours 5 minutes

Gullfoss waterfall in the summer at famous Golden Circle

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN AUGUST?

1st of August the sunrise is at 4:33 am and the sunset is at 22:32 pm

Daylight - 17 hours 58 minutes

31st of August the sunrise is at 6:06 am and the sunset is at 20:48 pm

Daylight - 14 hours 41 minutes

Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall at the sunset

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN SEPTEMBER?

1st of September the sunrise is at 6:09 am and the sunset is at 20:44 pm

Daylight - 14 hours 35 minutes

30th of September the sunrise is at 7:32 am and the sunset is at 19:01 pm

Daylight - 11 hours 28 minutes

Thingvellir National Park during autumn in Iceland

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN OCTOBER?

1st of October the sunrise is at 7:35 am and the sunset is at 18:57 pm

Daylight - 11 hours 22 minutes

31st of October the sunrise is at 9:06 am and the sunset is at 17:14 pm

Daylight - 8 hours 8 minutes

Elephant Rock Formation in Vestmannaeyjar Island

Elephant Rock in Vestmannaeyjar Island

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN NOVEMBER?

1st of November the sunrise is at 9:09 am and the sunset is at 17:11 pm

Daylight - 8 hours 1 minute

30th of November the sunrise is at 10:42 am and the sunset is at 15:49 pm

Daylight - 5 hours 7 minutes

The gem of Icelandic South Coast - Skogafoss waterfall

WHAT TIMES DOES THE SUN SET IN ICELAND IN DECEMBER?

1st of December the sunrise is at 11:44 am and the sunset is at 15:47 pm

Daylight - 5 hours 2 minutes

31st of December the sunrise is at 11:20 am and the sunset is at 15:40 pm

Daylight - 4 hours 19 minutes

Vatnajokull glacier in Skaftafell National Park, Southern Iceland

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