16 days in North Iceland Itinerary

16 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Iceland attractions planner

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saudarkrokur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hvammstangi
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Manama

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Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see The Húsavík Whale Museum in Husavik, approximately Husavik away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn the secrets of beer at Akureyri Luxur, and stop by Flora, Akureyri.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder website.

Manama, Bahrain to Akureyri is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manama in December: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Siglufjordur

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Herring Era Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur day trip app.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Saudarkrokur

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Saudarkrokur side-trips: Blonduos (Textile Museum & Blonduos Sports Centre) and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours (in Varmahlid).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saudarkrokur day trip planner.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Saudarkrokur in 1.5 hours. In January in Saudarkrokur, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Hvammstangi

— 2 nights
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. On the 13th (Thu), look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA and then try to win big at FL Hestar Horse Rental.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hvammstangi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saudarkrokur to Hvammstangi in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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