How to get to North Iceland?

North Iceland is a combination of the North-West and the North-East, The area from Hrútafjörður (Laugarbakki) fjord in the west to the Bakkafjörður fjord in the east. The distance between those end points is approx. 500 km (300 miles) and in between them is a whole world and dozens of villages worth exploring.

There are several options for transportation to North Iceland:

International direct flights

Currently there are no international direct flights to North Iceland.

Icelandair offers a direct flight between Keflavik International Airport (KEF) and Akureyri (AEY) North Iceland in connection to international flights via Keflavik.

Flights will be operated all year round, up to six times a week during the winter season and two times a week during the summer, according to schedule. Check and see if your city can connect to Akureyri via Icelandair.

Via domestic flight

The domestic flight goes from Reykjavík domestic airport (note not Keflavík) close to Reykjavík city center and Akureyri and Grímsey are the only destinations in North Iceland.

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Driving yourself is probably the most convenient way of transport but you should get acquainted with the rules and regulations that apply, and that the roads are narrow and often poorly maintained. Check out our blog post about self-drive in Iceland and get familiar with these websites:

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By bus

Bus rides in Iceland are comfortable and convenient, you can enjoy the great scenery on the way and in many buses you have access to WiFi. You can get an Akureyri-Express ticket or get a hop on / hop off ring-road passport which includes many of the villages in North Iceland.
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