25 days in North Iceland & Madrid Itinerary

25 days in North Iceland & Madrid Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Akureyri, Iceland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Varmahlid, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Siglufjordur, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

6
nights
Akureyri, 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and stop by Flora, Akureyri.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Akureyri is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Akureyri to be little chillier, around 37°F, while days are cooler, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

6
nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours, Husavikurkirkja, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planning app.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

4
nights
Varmahlid, Iceland

Varmahlid ©
Explore Varmahlid's surroundings by going to Blonduos (Textile Museum, Icelandic salmon center, &more), Hvammstangi (Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, Icelandic Seal Center, &more) and Grettislaug (in Saudarkrokur).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Varmahlid trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Varmahlid are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Blonduos, Saudarkrokur
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa
Grettislaug ©
Grettislaug

3
nights
Siglufjordur, Iceland

Siglufjordur ©
Take a break from Siglufjordur with a short trip to Drangey Island in Saudarkrokur, about 58 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siglufjordur trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Varmahlid to Siglufjordur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Drangey Island
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center
Segull 67 ©
Segull 67

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Siglufjordur to Madrid with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Siglufjordur to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Siglufjordur in May, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit warmer, around 52°F, while days are warmer, around 75°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza