18 days in North Iceland Itinerary

18 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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18 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  28​h
1
Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Varmahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Bangkok

5
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Goðafoss Waterfall and Akureyri Golf Club. Popular historic sites such as Saurbaejarkirkja and Matthiasarhus are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri road trip website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Akureyri is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in March, things will get much colder in Akureyri: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Dettifoss Waterfall and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & Rauoanes Point). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, get outside with Aldeyjarfoss, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid road trip tool .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

3
nights
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lytingsstadir Riding Tours and Grettislaug. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvammstangi (Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, FL Hestar Horse Rental, & more) and Drangey Island (in Saudarkrokur).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Varmahlid online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Saudarkrokur
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Grettislaug ©
Grettislaug
Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 24th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siglufjordur trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Varmahlid to Siglufjordur takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum