13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  29 h
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Saudarkrokur
— 1 night
Travel:  40 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Old Farmhouse Laufas and The Aviation Museum. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri day trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Akureyri is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Akureyri to be colder, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) and Husavikurkirkja. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall, Husavikurkirkja, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) ©
Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods)
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur online visit planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center

1
night
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug, take in the exciting artwork at Puffin and Friends, then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saudarkrokur trip planner.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Saudarkrokur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Grettislaug ©
Grettislaug
Víðimýrarkirkja ©
Víðimýrarkirkja
Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends

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