5 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

5 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

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5 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  20​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Groningen

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip app .

Groningen, The Netherlands to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Groningen in January, expect Akureyri to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Hofdi, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall