7 days in Amsterdam & North Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Amsterdam & North Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  13 h 15 min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and stop by The Jordaan.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, see Off-Road Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Amsterdam to Akureyri in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Akureyri reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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