7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Iceland travel route planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Discover how to plan a Akureyri trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Akureyri is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Groningen to Akureyri is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Groningen in March, expect Akureyri to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Hverir ©
Hverir
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja, get engrossed in the history at Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Puffin and Friends.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Varmahlid travel route app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

Similar Plans

10 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM OMAN March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in North Iceland BY A USER FROM RUSSIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans