17 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

17 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 4 nights
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Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
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Asbyrgi
— 2 nights
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Siglufjordur
— 1 night
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Holar
— 1 night
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Hrisey Island
— 2 nights
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Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akureyrarkirkja and Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Visiting Goðafoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akureyri holiday maker website.

New York City, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from New York City to Akureyri, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Akureyri are much colder (37°F), and nights are slightly colder (26°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Reykjahlid

— 4 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Myvatn and Hverir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & The Húsavík Whale Museum). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid vacation planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asbyrgi.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Asbyrgi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jokulsargljufur National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asbyrgi route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Asbyrgi takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Asbyrgi

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Siglufjordur

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67, take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center, and then examine the collection at Herring Era Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Siglufjordur trip planning website.

Drive from Asbyrgi to Siglufjordur in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Holar.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Holar

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Holar holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Holar takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 22°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hrisey Island.

Things to do in Holar

Historic Sites
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Hrisey Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at The House of Shark Jorundur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hrisey Island journey maker tool.

You can drive from Holar to Hrisey Island in 2.5 hours. In December in Hrisey Island, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 22°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Hrisey Island

Museums
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Northeast Region travel guide

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Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
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.