12 days in North Iceland Itinerary

12 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bern
Drive + Fly:  11 h
1
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
End: Bern

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Glaumbaer Museum in Varmahlid, approximately Varmahlid away. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Akureyri is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bern to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in July, expect nights in Akureyri to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glaumbaer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours, Speed Boats Tours, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Askja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 19th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center and then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Siglufjordur trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. In July in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

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

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