13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saudarkrokur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa and then admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): bet on a winner at FL Hestar Horse Rental, stroll through Icelandic Seal Center, then look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Gauksmyri Lodge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hvammstangi online day trip planner .

Reykjavik to Hvammstangi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
FL Hestar Horse Rental ©
FL Hestar Horse Rental
Stora - Asgeirsa ©
Stora - Asgeirsa

3
nights
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Explore Saudarkrokur's surroundings by going to Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center), Textile Museum (in Blonduos) and Varmahlid (Bolugil & Lytingsstadir Riding Tours).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saudarkrokur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Saudarkrokur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Siglufjordur, Textile Museum
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (Speed Boats Tours, Husavikurkirkja, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planning website .

Getting from Saudarkrokur to Reykjahlid by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Akureyri

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, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, and see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri itinerary builder app .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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