17 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

17 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Region holiday maker
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Fly
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Akureyri
— 6 nights
Drive
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Asbyrgi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Siglufjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Holar
— 2 nights
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Akureyri — 6 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Aviation Museum and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, examine the collection at Akureyri Museum, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and pick up some new knowledge with Flora Culture House Akureyri.

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Algiers, Algeria to Akureyri is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Akureyri. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Algiers in August, with highs in Akureyri at 16°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asbyrgi.
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Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Asbyrgi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hljooaklettar, admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Vesturdalur.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asbyrgi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Asbyrgi in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 5 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Askja and Lofthellir Lava Cave. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, explore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Asbyrgi to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Siglufjordur.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Siglufjordur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Herring Era Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palshus.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siglufjordur planning tool.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Siglufjordur are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Holar.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Holar — 2 nights

Hólar is a small community located in the Skagafjörður district and situated in northern Iceland.LocationHólar is located in the Hjaltadalur valley, some 379km from the national capital at Reykjavík. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holar Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Holar trip planner.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Holar in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Holar can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Northeast Region travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · Hot Springs
The less-crowded landscapes of Iceland's Northeast Region attract visitors to its virtually untouched wilderness of this province. While many tourists have yet to discover the region, those that do come seeking recreation and leisure activities will find pleasure in experiencing the area's rocky sites, blue lakes, high peaks, green valleys, and geothermal features. This region, nearing the Arctic Circle, is also rich in waterfalls. The unofficial capital of the province and its largest town, Akureyri, provides a hub for outdoor adventure, including hiking, rafting, whale watching, and horseback riding.
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