Suðureyri

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Suðureyri
Village
Suðureyri, June 2008
Suðureyri, June 2008
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Suðureyri is located in Iceland
Suðureyri
Suðureyri
Location of the Municipality of Ísafjarðarbær
Coordinates: 66°07′N 23°32′W / 66.117°N 23.533°W / 66.117; -23.533
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Westfjords
Municipality Ísafjarðarbær
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 312
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 430

Suðureyri is a small Icelandic fishing village perched on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords.

The community was isolated for years by the huge mountains and rough road that led over them. Now it is connected to Ísafjörður by a 5 km tunnel.

The village has tours set up to allow visitors to experience traditional Icelandic life firsthand. This includes going out on original fishing boats or visiting the fish factory in town.

Amenities include a geothermal swimming pool, campsite, hotel and a restaurant.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Suðureyri (1961-1988)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
12.5
(54.5)
11.7
(53.1)
14.2
(57.6)
17.5
(63.5)
20.0
(68)
24.5
(76.1)
22.0
(71.6)
17.6
(63.7)
15.0
(59)
13.3
(55.9)
15.0
(59)
24.5
(76.1)
Average high °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
2.0
(35.6)
1.3
(34.3)
3.9
(39)
7.4
(45.3)
10.7
(51.3)
12.5
(54.5)
12.1
(53.8)
8.5
(47.3)
5.7
(42.3)
3.1
(37.6)
1.7
(35.1)
5.9
(42.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
−1.1
(30)
1.5
(34.7)
5.0
(41)
8.1
(46.6)
10.0
(50)
9.5
(49.1)
6.4
(43.5)
3.6
(38.5)
0.8
(33.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
3.5
(38.3)
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−3.2
(26.2)
−3.8
(25.2)
−1.4
(29.5)
2.2
(36)
5.4
(41.7)
7.3
(45.1)
7.1
(44.8)
4.2
(39.6)
1.5
(34.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −16.5
(2.3)
−16.6
(2.1)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−17.5
(0.5)
−7.7
(18.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−3.4
(25.9)
−8.9
(16)
−11.7
(10.9)
−14.2
(6.4)
−19.5
(−3.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.4
(5.016)
104.5
(4.114)
107.4
(4.228)
71.3
(2.807)
35.4
(1.394)
43.3
(1.705)
48.2
(1.898)
68.3
(2.689)
102.8
(4.047)
146.8
(5.78)
159.3
(6.272)
126.3
(4.972)
1,141
(44.922)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 23.7 21.0 23.9 20.0 15.4 16.1 15.1 17.0 20.1 24.5 23.7 24.5 245
Source #1: Icelandic Met Office [3]
Source #2: Icelandic Met Office (precipitation days 1961-90 for Galtarviti-4 km (2.5 mi) from Suðureyri) [4]
As Galtarviti gets nearly 70 millimetres (3 in) more precipitation than Suðureyri, there might be a significant difference in days with precipitation between them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ "Climatological Data for Suðureyri". Icelandic Meteorological Office. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "1961-90 Climate Normals for Galtarviti". Icelandic Meteorological Office. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 66°07′N 23°32′W / 66.117°N 23.533°W / 66.117; -23.533