10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Portland

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Godafoss, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner .

Portland, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Akureyri is 8 hours. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for much colder days in Akureyri, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Krafla Lava Fields and Hverir. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Viti Crater and Husavikurkirkja. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Husavik (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid day trip planning app .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Selfoss Waterfall
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Hverir ©
Hverir
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 11th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67, get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center, and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Siglufjordur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. July in Siglufjordur sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

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