7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  17 h
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  21 h 45 min
End: Groningen

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri attractions planner.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Groningen to Akureyri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Groningen in maart, expect Akureyri to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in maart, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, then take a pleasant ride with Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, then examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Puffin and Friends.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Varmahlid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In april, daytime highs in Varmahlid are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Puffin and Friends
Highlights from your plan
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Víðimýrarkirkja ©
Víðimýrarkirkja

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