11 days in North Iceland Itinerary

11 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
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Siglufjordur
— 1 night
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Varmahlid
— 2 nights

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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
The Aviation Museum and Akureyrarkirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Husavik (The Húsavík Whale Museum, Speed Boats Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and examine the collection at The Industry Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akureyri holiday planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gothenburg to Akureyri is minus 1 hour. In October, Akureyri is a bit cooler than Gothenburg - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Must see
Photography Tours
4.7
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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
4.3
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Natural History Museum
The Húsavík Whale Museum
4.5

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Nature / Park
Krafla Lava Fields
4.7

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Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 15th (Thu), trot along with Fjallahestar, see the interesting displays at Folk Music Center, then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Top Mountaineering.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Siglufjordur trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. October in Siglufjordur sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Horseback Riding Tour
Fjallahestar
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Herring Era Museum
4.7
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History Museum
Folk Music Center
4.9

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Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, then examine the collection at Puffin and Friends, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iceland Horse Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Varmahlid tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Varmahlid are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Specialty Museum
Glaumbaer Museum
4.3
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Iceland Horse Tours
4.8
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History Museum
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
4.8

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