13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  29 h
1
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  39 h
End: Chennai

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of Akureyri with an excursion to Víðimýrarkirkja in Varmahlid--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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Chennai, India to Akureyri is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Akureyri reach 2°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Víðimýrarkirkja
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Speed Boats Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Herring Era Museum and then see the interesting displays at Folk Music Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur trip maker tool.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

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

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