5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Syracuse
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Akureyri
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
Syracuse

few
hours
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 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, then steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Syracuse, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Syracuse to Akureyri. Traveling from Syracuse in August, expect nights in Akureyri to be little chillier, around 45°F, while days are much colder, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

2
days
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots.

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You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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day
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 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), browse the exhibits of Perlan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

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Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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