15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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15 days in North Iceland Itinerary

San Francisco
Travel:  64​h
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Akureyri
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
San Francisco

5
days
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss and Krafla Lava Fields. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (Speed Boats Tours & Dolphin & Whale Watching).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjahlid is an approximately 64-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Reykjahlid is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Reykjahlid at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

6
days
Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Varmahlid (River Rafting & Tubing, Vioimyrarkirkja Church, & more) and Herring Era Museum (in Siglufjordur). On the 22nd (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Hlíðarfjall. Saddle up on the 25th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Varmahlid, Herring Era Museum
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Hlíðarfjall
Hlíðarfjall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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