5 days in North Iceland Itinerary

5 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in North Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kosice
Fly:  17​h
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Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Husavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Saudarkrokur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Siglufjordur
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
End: Kosice

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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 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri holiday app .

Kosice, Slovakia to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Kosice, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©

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Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, examine the collection at The Exploration Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Husavik trip planning website .

Getting from Akureyri to Husavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Tours Outdoors
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The Transportation Museum at Ystafell ©
The Exploration Museum ©
The Exploration Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Puffin and Friends, see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Víðimýrarkirkja.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Saudarkrokur online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Husavik to Saudarkrokur in 3 hours. May in Saudarkrokur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends
Víðimýrarkirkja ©
Víðimýrarkirkja
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

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Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur
To find out how to plan a trip to Siglufjordur, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saudarkrokur to Siglufjordur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
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