12 days in Belfast & North Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Belfast & North Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Belfast & North Iceland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Causeway Coastal Route), Coast Rd (in Larne) and Dunluce Castle (in Portrush). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, make a trip to City Hall, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast travel route planning site .

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Belfast are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bushmills, Steensons Jewelers, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Spas, City Walls
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

2
nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Husavik, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Reykjahlid takes 89.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Belfast in February, with highs in Reykjahlid at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

3
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, wildlife, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling

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