8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Drive:  42 h
1
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  28 h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get in touch with nature at Dettifoss Waterfall and Krafla Lava Fields. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lofthellir Lava Cave and Hofdi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planning website.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Reykjahlid is an approximately 43- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 4 hours. In August, Reykjahlid is cooler than Chamarel - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

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nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Museums
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

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