5 days in North Iceland Itinerary

5 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Akureyri
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Akureyri is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

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

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Woolfactory Shop KIDKA and then try your luck at FL Hestar Horse Rental.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvammstangi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hvammstangi takes 4 hours. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
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FL Hestar Horse Rental ©
FL Hestar Horse Rental

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