9 days in North Iceland Itinerary

9 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary maker site.

Toronto, Canada to Akureyri is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (The Exploration Museum, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid sightseeing tool.

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 February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Hverir ©
Hverir

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Herring Era Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67, and then examine the collection at Folk Music Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur journey tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Segull 67 ©
Segull 67

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