5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 8th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip website .

Manchester, UK to Akureyri is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Akureyri to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Museums
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take a stroll through Laugavegur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally examine the collection at Perlan.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

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