9 days in Reykjavik & Akureyri Itinerary

9 days in Reykjavik & Akureyri Itinerary

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9 days in Reykjavik & Akureyri Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Strokkur (in Geysir), Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi) and Gullfoss (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder site .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Islamabad to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Islamabad in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Strokkur
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thermal Spas

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, wildlife, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Godafoss, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri tour planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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