12 days in North Iceland Itinerary

12 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Akureyri
— 3 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
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Siglufjordur
— 1 night
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Blonduos
— 2 nights

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

Reykjavik to Akureyri is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Photography Tours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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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, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and explore the striking landscape at Askja.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid route planning tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Water Body
Lake Myvatn
4.4

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Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 12th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siglufjordur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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Specialty Museum
Herring Era Museum
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History Museum
Folk Music Center
4.9

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Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, then shop like a local with Puffin and Friends, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Gauksmyri Lodge, then stroll through Icelandic Seal Center, and then admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall.

You can plan Blonduos trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Siglufjordur to Blonduos by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Blonduos

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nature / Park
Icelandic Seal Center
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Specialty Museum
Glaumbaer Museum
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Hot Spring
Grettislaug
4.1

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