Transport to the area

By air

Eagle Air offers frequent flights from Reykjavík to Húsavík.

Air Iceland Connect offers frequent flights from Reykjavík to Akureyri and also flies to Þórshöfn.

By bus

Strætó operates the scheduled buses between Reykjavík and Akureyri as well as within Northeast Iceland.
Other companies also offer excursions and guided tours to the area´s many attractions.

By car

From Akureyri and North Iceland road 1 takes you east to Þingeyjarsýsla and onwards up to Mývatn. Once in the Northeast, road 85 follows the coast all the way from Skjalfandi to Bakkaflói bay.
From Seyðisfjörður and the East fjords road 1 takes you across mountain passes to Mývatn and onwards or you can choose to explore the coast driving via Vopnafjörður to Bakkafjörður and Langanes and onwards.
During the summer, a few highland tracks such as Sprengisandur are also open for 4WD jeeps.
Northeast Iceland is a vast area with a variety of road conditions ranging from newly built, raised asphalt roads to old narrow gravel roads with single lane bridges and in some places dirt paths. Most main roads are asphalt cover and the ones that are not are scheduled for improvement.

Visit The Icelandic road administration’s website for information on the road system, road conditions as well as webcams and a road viewer.

Visit the Icelandic Met Office for weather forecasts including Aurora forecast.