7 days in Iceland & North Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland & North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik holiday builder app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Reykjavik is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Juan to Reykjavik, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in January, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Food Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Akureyri

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 9th (Thu): head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Blaskogabyggd in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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