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North Iceland

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On your trip to North Iceland, prepare to be enchanted by a geologist's wonderland shaped by water, ice, and fire and bathed in Northern Lights. The region's capital city Akureyri remains necessary stop for those interested in Iceland's traditional folk heritage. Offering premium whale-watching opportunities, Husavik charms visitors with an array of colorful wooden houses, historical buildings, and interesting museums. Reykjahlid makes a great base for exploring volcanoes, hot springs, and caves in its surrounds. Boasting moonlike landscapes, snowy mountains, sparkling waterfalls, whale-infested bays, and offshore islands with colonies of seabirds, North Iceland is a heaven for nature lovers and outdoor-adventure seekers. Plan your vacation with our Iceland tour builder tool and discover the best things to do in North Iceland.
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Popular things to do in North Iceland

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Akureyri
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in North Iceland

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Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cave
Grjotagja Cave Reykjahlid
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Waterfall
Hverfjall Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in North Iceland

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Cross-country Ski Area
Hlíðarfjall Akureyri
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Spa
Sundlaug Akureyrar Akureyri
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Iceland Horse Tours Saudarkrokur
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas Husavik
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in North Iceland

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours Akureyri
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Akureyri
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Husavik
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in North Iceland

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Natural History Museum
The Húsavík Whale Museum Husavik
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas Akureyri
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Akureyri Museum Akureyri
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
The Industry Museum Akureyri
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in North Iceland

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Iceland Fishing Guide Akureyri
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Keli Sea Tours Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Salka Whale Watching Husavik
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Keli Sea Tours Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking / Camping Tour
Geo Travel Lake Myvatn
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Beer Tasting / Tour
Akureyri Luxur Akureyri
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
Akureyrarkirkja Akureyri
3.8
Duration: 2 hours