22 days in North Iceland Itinerary

22 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  17 h
1
Akureyri
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Blonduos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Siglufjordur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Toronto

8
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saurbaejarkirkja and Matthiasarhus. Let the collections at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Nordurslod - Into the Arctic capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, trot along with a tour on horseback, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip itinerary builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Akureyri is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Akureyri: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Húsavík Whale Museum and The Exploration Museum. Visiting Dettifoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjahlid's surroundings by going to Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, The Culture House, &more) and Faro de Gardur (in Gardur). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, go for a walk through Viti Crater, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid sightseeing planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Blonduos.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Faro de Gardur
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Hverir ©
Hverir

3
nights
Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glaumbaer Museum and Sheep Farming Museum. Appreciate the collections at The Icelandic Emigration Center and Textile Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blonduos: Puffin and Friends (in Saudarkrokur) and Hvammstangi (Icelandic Seal Center & Kolugljufur Waterfall).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blonduos road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Blonduos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Puffin and Friends, Sheep Farming Museum, The Icelandic Emigration Center, Glaumbaer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Sheep Farming Museum ©
Sheep Farming Museum
Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center

2
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Folk Music Center, thensample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67, and finally relax in the rural setting at Langhus Farm. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland and then laugh and play at Swimming Pool Dalvik.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Siglufjordur travel route tool.

You can drive from Blonduos to Siglufjordur in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Theme Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dalvik, Langhus Farm
Highlights from your plan
Swimming Pool Dalvik ©
Swimming Pool Dalvik
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center