7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark

1
day
Akureyri

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 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner .

Newark, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Akureyri. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for much colder days in Akureyri, with highs around 44°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Dettifoss and Lake Myvatn. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

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Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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