17 days in Akureyri, Egilsstadir & Selfoss Itinerary

17 days in Akureyri, Egilsstadir & Selfoss Itinerary

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Akureyri
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Egilsstadir
— 6 nights
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Selfoss
— 6 nights
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Akureyri

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Grjotagja Cave in Reykjahlid (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

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Reykjavik to Akureyri is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Egilsstadir

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Egilsstadir: Djupivogur (Eggin i Gledivik, Sveinsstekksfoss, &more), Minjasafnio a Bustarfelli - Bustarfell Museum (in Vopnafjordur) and Moorudalur Farm (in Modrudalur).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Egilsstadir visit site.

Drive from Akureyri to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Selfoss.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Selfoss

— 6 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Change things up with these side-trips from Selfoss: Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur, contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, and take an in-depth tour of Ljosafoss Power Station.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selfoss tour itinerary website.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Selfoss by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selfoss are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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