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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Northeast, Iceland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for somewhere different to travel to in the far north of Europe should pay a visit to Northeast Iceland. Although not commonly considered as a popular tourist destination, this part of Iceland has many fantastic things to see and do. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, apartments and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Northeast, Iceland

Holidaymakers can enjoy many scenic and varied landscapes via the hiking trails in Northeast Iceland, which vary in length and difficulty. The coastal and mountain trails are also popular for horse riding. Nature lovers also come to this area for whale and bird watching.

There are four nine-hole golf courses in the Northeast including the newest at Lundsvöllur and with the midnight sun here, it is possible to play well into the night during the summer. Northeast Iceland has many lakes, pools and rivers that enable visitors to go fishing for salmon and trout amongst other species. Geothermal pools can be found in many towns and villages here, giving holidaymakers the chance to relax in the hot water.

Numerous bars, cafes and restaurants can be found in this part of the country with a variety of dining options including plenty of seafood and Scandinavian dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from grocery stores and supermarkets. Tourists will also find some markets and shops selling souvenirs and gifts.

Places to visit on holiday to Northeast, Iceland

This part of Iceland has some wonderful places to visit including several museums. These include the Transportation Museum at Ystafell and the Maritime Museum and Photograph and Film archives in the Museum House in Húsavík. The National Park at Jökulsárgljúfur is a fantastic place to visit for its canyons, gullies and rock formations. Northeast Iceland is not all volcanic rock as there is some beautiful greenery to be found such as the Vaglaskógur forest in Fnjóskadalur. The region has some spectacular waterfalls as well, the greatest being the Dettifoss Waterfall. In the Þingeyjarsýsla area there are 14 lighthouses lining the coast including Kopasker Lighthouse.

Weather in Northeast, Iceland

The mildest time of the year in this part of the country is July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 13 degrees centigrade. The coldest month of the year is January when the average minimum temperature is approximately -3 degrees centigrade. Precipitation is quite evenly spread throughout the year. October is usually the wettest with an average of 85mm of rainfall spread over 14.5 days.

Travel to Northeast, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is located in south west Iceland and 50 kilometres from the capital city, Reykjavik. Flights arrive here from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Visitors should fly to Keflavik and either drive to their holiday destination in Northeast, or transfer to Reykjavik Airport (RKV) and fly to Akureyri Airport (AEY). Several car hire firms are located at Keflavik airport including Avis, Budget, Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz.

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                                                                            Amazing holiday home, perfect host.

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            The house is a treat. Big, cute, completely refurbished and super cosy. We stayed for a few days only, but honestly felt like we didn't want to leave. The host (Tim) is a wonderful person, super attentive and always willing to help. You truly won't regret booking this place.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                            Excellent hébergement à tout point de vue

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            Nous sommes pleinement satisfaits de notre séjour. L'appartement est spacieux, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très bien équipé. Il est situé à proximité immédiate du centre-ville, dans une rue très calme. Les propriétaires ont été discrets et très agréables. La cuisine nous a permis de préparer quelques repas. Il y plusieurs chaînes de télévision en francais (autres que TV5 monde et France 24), ce qui est très rare en Islande. Le canapé est confortable. La literie est très bonne. Akureyri est un bon point de départ pour explorer le nord du pays. Nous recommandons vivement !
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                            Perfect!!

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                                                                            We loved both the house and the surroundings (the view from the house is amazing). The house is spacious, modern, and comfortable; it really had everything (and more) for a good vacation. Even when the weather was bad, the kids enjoyed to play around in the house. The kitchen is excellent, it contains everything we needed. The same goes for the bathrooms, really luxurious. The beds were made up when we arrived and the house was warm and clean. The mattresses are also really good! Things we never saw in a vacation house: there was a pc with internet and every room had his own speakers. The lights, the curtains and heating are controlled centrally. The city of Akureyri (5 minutes) offers good shops, a good bakery and some good restaurants. Excursion we did from the house: Whale watching in Dalvik, the myvatn area (geothermal activity), the big waterfalls in the north (Dettifoss, Sellfoss, Godafoss, ..).
                                                                            • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2015