47 days in North Iceland & Amsterdam Itinerary

47 days in North Iceland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hvammstangi
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Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Varmahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 9 nights
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Bus to Bsí, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 29 nights
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Hvammstangi, Iceland

— 2 nights
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Icelandic Seal Center, then catch the contagious excitement of FL Hestar Horse Rental, then look for gifts at Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Gauksmyri Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Kolugljufur Waterfall, then experience rural life at Stora - Asgeirsa, then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blonduos Sports Centre.

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Vancouver, Canada to Hvammstangi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Hvammstangi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Varmahlid, Iceland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Puffin and Friends, get outside with Iceland Horse Tours, get answers to all your questions at Tannery Visitor Centre, then steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lytingsstadir Riding Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Varmahlid trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hvammstangi to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Varmahlid are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Varmahlid

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjahlid, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Reykjahlid is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Varmahlid to Reykjahlid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Akureyri, Iceland

— 9 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Rauoanes Point, &more) and Siglufjordur (Herring Era Museum, Folk Music Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, examine the collection at The Aviation Museum, sample some tasty brews at Akureyri Luxur, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri tour planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 29 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland (in Wassenaar), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Stadhuis Haarlem, &more) and De Jonge Dirk (in Zaanstad). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Akureyri to Amsterdam takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Akureyri in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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