8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Gothenburg

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Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 15th (Sat), let the river carry you with Viking Rafting, then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation builder website.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gothenburg in August, expect Akureyri to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Varmahlid

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): trot along with Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, relax and float downstream with Bátafjör Bakkaflöt, then steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, and finally see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Varmahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hvammstangi.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Hvammstangi

— 1 night
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hvammstangi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Varmahlid to Hvammstangi takes 1.5 hours. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Shopping