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Northeast Region

4.5
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
The less-crowded landscapes of Iceland's Northeast Region attract visitors to its virtually untouched wilderness of this province. While many tourists have yet to discover the region, those that do come seeking recreation and leisure activities will find pleasure in experiencing the area's rocky sites, blue lakes, high peaks, green valleys, and geothermal features. This region, nearing the Arctic Circle, is also rich in waterfalls. The unofficial capital of the province and its largest town, Akureyri, provides a hub for outdoor adventure, including hiking, rafting, whale watching, and horseback riding. Add Northeast Region and other destinations in Iceland to your travel itinerary using our Iceland trip builder.
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Popular things to do in Northeast Region

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Akureyri
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mountain
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Northeast Region

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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Selfoss Waterfall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Grjotagja Cave ©
Cave
Grjotagja Cave Reykjahlid
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Northeast Region

Hlíðarfjall ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Hlíðarfjall Akureyri
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Swimming Pool Dalvik ©
Water / Amusement Park
Swimming Pool Dalvik Dalvik
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Sundlaug Akureyrar ©
Spa
Sundlaug Akureyrar Akureyri
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bjorbodin Spa
Spa
Bjorbodin Spa Dalvik
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Northeast Region

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours Akureyri
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Husavik
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Northeast Region

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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The Húsavík Whale Museum Husavik
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
History Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas Akureyri
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The House of Shark Jorundur
Specialty Museum
The House of Shark Jorundur Hrisey Island
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Akureyri Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Akureyri Museum Akureyri
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Northeast Region

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Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching Dalvik
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Arctic Trip
Scuba / Snorkeling
Arctic Trip Grimsey Island
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Iceland Fishing Guide ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Iceland Fishing Guide Akureyri
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Keli Sea Tours ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Keli Sea Tours Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Geo Travel ©
Hiking / Camping Tour
Geo Travel Lake Myvatn
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Akureyri Luxur
Beer Tasting / Tour
Akureyri Luxur Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Church
Akureyrarkirkja Akureyri
3.8
Duration: 2 hours