4 days in Iceland Itinerary

4 days in Iceland Itinerary

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4 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Akureyri
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Akureyri planning website .

Philadelphia, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Akureyri. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 57°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online holiday planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mud Pots ©
Mud Pots

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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