31 days in North Iceland Itinerary

31 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rochester
Fly:  18 h 15 min
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Rochester


Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_ski_the_day_away_in_the_pristine_settings_at Hlíðarfjall. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akureyri road trip planner.

Rochester, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 19- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rochester to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rochester in April, with highs in Akureyri at 41°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Akureyrarkirkja ©


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). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa, and step off the mainland to explore Hrutey Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blonduos trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Blonduos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvammstangi, Varmahlid, Saudarkrokur
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Icelandic Seal Center ©
Icelandic Seal Center
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Textile Museum ©
Textile Museum


Siglufjordur ©
Siglufjordur is known for museums, adventure, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Herring Era Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Segull 67, and take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siglufjordur trip planner.

Drive from Blonduos to Siglufjordur in 2 hours. In April in Siglufjordur, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

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


Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Husavik (Horseback Riding Tours, Husavikurkirkja, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. In April in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off 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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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)