9 days in North Iceland Itinerary

9 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  18 h 45 min
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planner.

Atlanta, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In July, Akureyri is cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary app.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum, then examine the collection at Folk Music Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67.

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Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. In July in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center
Segull 67 ©
Segull 67

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