How to get to North Iceland?
To get to the north, one can fly, drive or take scheduled bus.
If you want to fly up north there are three domestic airline companies that offer scheduled flights, to Akureyri and Husavik.
Akureyri airport keeps track of all flights from and to Akureyri you can see the list here www.akureyriairport.is.
Check the domestic airline Air Iceland; www.airiceland.is
Air iceland flies out of Reykjavik to Akureyri in the north. Several departures every day, check their homepage for schedule.
During the summer 2013 Icelandair will offer a connection between Keflavik Airport and Akureyri Airport. Flights are offered on Thursdays and Sundays from 6 June until 22 September.
Departure from Akureyri at 14:30, landing in Keflavik at 15:20.
Departure from Keflavik at 16:20, landing in Akureyri at 17:10.
For further information and booking: www.icelandair.is.
Check the domestic airline Eagle air; www.eagleair.is
Eagle air flies out of Reykjavik to the whale watching capital Husavik. Several departures every week, check their homepage for schedule.
Occasionallythere are direct flights from Europe to Akureyri airport. Information about these flights will be shown here.
Charter flights / Sightseeing flights:
If the scheduled flights do not suit your itinenary you can contact these airlines for special charter flights:
www.eagleair.is and www.myflug.is
The airline Myflug specializes in sightseeing flights during the summer season, around the Myvatn area.Check their homepage www.myflug.is for further information.
There are two companies that run scheduled bustours to the north, Strætó and Trex. They operate 7 days a week in summer and Straætó operates 7 days a week all year. The distance from Reykjavik to Akureyri is 380km, and the trip takes about 6 1/2 hrs. For further information and schedule check their homepages at www.straeto.is and www.trex.is.
If you are travelling around Iceland you can always use Strætó. Fill out the empty boxes below to see the schedule:
Renting a car (www.holdur.is) and driving yourself is another possibility. The Ring Road no. 1, goes around the island and is mostly asphalted two lane road. Check the homepage of the road administrator at www.vegagerdin.is for the distances and condition of the road.
During the summer months it is possible to cross the highland from on a 4x4 vehicle.
The two most common routes are Sprengisandur route, road no. F26 or Kjolur route, road no.35
Check the homepage www.vegagerdin.is for further information on the conditions of those roads.
If you are coming from Europe it is possible to bring your own vehicle with the ferry Smyril line. The ferry sails from Denmark via Faro islands to Seydisfjordur, on the east coast of Iceland. For further information check www.smyril-line.dk