8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in North Iceland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hofdi and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Krafla Lava Fields and Vindbelgjarfjall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid road trip planning app .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Reykjahlid is an approximately 42-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Chamarel in August, things will get much colder in Reykjahlid: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car 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

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan). On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Godafoss and then get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

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

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