10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  18 h 45 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:  28 h
End: Edmonton

2
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to Akureyri is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for little chillier days in Akureyri, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

Start your trip to Reykjahlid by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Hverir ©
Hverir

1
night
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siglufjordur trip builder.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum

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