6 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

6 days in Northeast Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Region Trip Planner

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holar
Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Akureyri

— 1 night

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 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Akureyri is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get much colder in Akureyri: highs are around 1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Holar.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Holar

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. To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Holar trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Holar takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Holar can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Holar

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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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.