13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Varmahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: St. Petersburg

6
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, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Akureyri sightseeing planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Akureyri is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Akureyri is minus 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Varmahlid

Varmahlid ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, view the masterpieces at Puffin and Friends, then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Varmahlid route builder app .

You can drive from Akureyri to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Varmahlid sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjahlid side-trips: Husavik (The Exploration Museum, Speed Boats Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid journey site .

You can drive from Varmahlid to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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