10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Let the collections at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Brunir Horse and The Industry Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, head off the coast to Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, stop by Flora, Akureyri, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akureyri is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Akureyri is minus 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Akureyri at 1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Nature Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Appreciate the collections at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Thermal Spas & The Transportation Museum at Ystafell). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

Plan my day in Reykjahlid using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, then take an in-depth tour of Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Puffin and Friends.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varmahlid trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. December in Varmahlid sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puffin and Friends
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Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 1st (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67, get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center, and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur trip planner.

You can drive from Varmahlid to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. In December in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Segull 67 ©
Segull 67

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