13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Akureyri ©
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, tee off at Akureyri Golf Club, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akureyri road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Akureyri is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Akureyri are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©


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, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)


Varmahlid ©
On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Tannery Visitor Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Puffin and Friends, thensee the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Varmahlid attractions tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Varmahlid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Tannery Visitor Centre ©
Tannery Visitor Centre


Siglufjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center and then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

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You can drive from Varmahlid to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

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

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