15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  22 h 30 min
1
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Varmahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Akureyri reach 37°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Outdoors
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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 (Speed Boats Tours, Husavikurkirkja, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

1
night
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 20th (Thu): try to win big at FL Hestar Horse Rental, then look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, then admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall, and finally experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hvammstangi travel route planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hvammstangi in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
FL Hestar Horse Rental ©
FL Hestar Horse Rental
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa

2
nights
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grettislaug, then view the masterpieces at Puffin and Friends, then steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, and finally explore the galleries of Lytingsstadir Riding Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, examine the collection at Textile Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Icelandic salmon center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varmahlid vacation planner.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Varmahlid are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saudarkrokur, Blonduos
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Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
Grettislaug ©
Grettislaug
Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Herring Era Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siglufjordur day trip planning website .

Drive from Varmahlid to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 26°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

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