31 days in North Iceland Itinerary

31 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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31 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Akureyri
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Blonduos
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Siglufjordur
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 10 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Rochester

5
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Saddle up on the 4th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. On the 6th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Hlíðarfjall. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planning app .

Rochester, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Rochester in April, expect Akureyri to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blonduos: Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum, Víðimýrarkirkja, & more), Saudarkrokur (Grettislaug, Drangey Island, & more) and Hvammstangi (Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, Icelandic Seal Center, & more). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, examine the collection at Icelandic salmon center, and head off the coast to Hrutey Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blonduos online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Blonduos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Varmahlid, Saudarkrokur
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Drangey Island ©
Drangey Island
Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

7
nights
Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur ©
Siglufjordur is known for museums and breweries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Herring Era Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67, and take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Siglufjordur trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Siglufjordur takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums Breweries
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Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Segull 67 ©
Segull 67

10
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjahlid: Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), take in the dramatic natural features at Askja, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid tour planning site .

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss

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