10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  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 Goðafoss Waterfall and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Akureyri road trip tool.

Portland, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Portland to Akureyri, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Akureyri are cooler (57°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). You'll set off for Reykjahlid on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Dettifoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Discover out-of-the-way places like Selfoss Waterfall and Viti Crater. When in Reykjahlid, make a side trip to see Husavikurkirkja in Husavik, approximately Husavik away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall, Husavikurkirkja
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Hverir ©
Hverir
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
On the 11th (Thu), 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.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siglufjordur trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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
Folk Music Center ©
Folk Music Center