6 days in North Iceland Itinerary

6 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hvammstangi
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to New York City

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Akureyri — 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 19th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja.

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New York City, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Akureyri hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and finally admire the sheer force of Hverfjall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

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You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hvammstangi.
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Hvammstangi — 1 night

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Woolfactory Shop KIDKA and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall.

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You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hvammstangi in 4 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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