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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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                                                                      Excellent hébergement à tout point de vue

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                                                                      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: Jul 23, 2016
                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                      Just amazing!

                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                      Let me tell you, this summer house is even better than in the pictures. All the people in our little group have travelled a lot and seen a lot of different places, but we all absolutely loved it. In the end of august 2012, my husband and I rented the house for 10 days as our base for trips around Northern Iceland. Five of those days our friends with their two little kids (1 & 4 years old) joined us. We were all amazed when we opened the door and saw the view out of the huge living room windows. You look right onto the fjord, against the mountains and left and right into the valleys. Whenever the weather changes (about every 10 minutes) the view changes with it. At night you see beautifully lit Akureyri. Once inside the house, the arrangement of the rooms is perfect. Right in the middle is the living room and the open kitchen and off that are the bedrooms and bathroom. The living room is a perfect meeting place and also big enough for everyone to do something different. The separate toilet is also perfect when you stay with more people. Outside the house is the big terrace with the barbecue and the hot tub which we enjoyed every evening - sitting in the hot tub looking onto Akureyri at night is magical! Being right opposite the airport worried me a little before we arrived, but once inside the house, it´s even fun to watch the few small propeller aircrafts start and leave. You hardly even hear them sitting outside. The house is modern and clean but has a warm feel to it. The owners are very friendly and relaxed and more than once offered their help which we did not need as everything was just perfect. I will recommend this property to everyone who would like to go to Iceland and whenever we will go again, we will definetely stay there again. We absolutely loved the nature around it and spend every day doing long trips, walks in the lava fields and around the craters, whale watching, bathing, berry picking and enjoying the great food Iceland has to offer. Even the standard supermarkets sell high quality products. Akureyri has some good restaurants, but mostly we spend our evenings ´at home` eating some fish or lamb off the barbecue :-) When we travelled to Iceland before, we stayed at hotels, but honestly, renting a house, especially like this, is much more homely and relaxing. We also rented the 4x4 Jeep Cherokee from the owners. It is a great, luxurious car and much cheaper than renting a car from a hire company.
                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 08, 2012
                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2012