10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  19 h 45 min
1
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) and Holar Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Hofsos (The Icelandic Emigration Center & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Akureyri is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Akureyri to be slightly colder, around 40°F, while days are colder, around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hofsos, Holar Cathedral, Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Askja and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lofthellir Lava Cave and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Husavik--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Hofdi, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip maker site.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Sigurgeirs Bird Museum ©
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Askja ©
Askja

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