Akureyri, capital of the North!

Akureyri is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Iceland and truly a must visit! Whether it be the botanical garden, art museum, the geothermal swimming pool or a stroll down the shopping street, it is certain that you'll find something fun to do. The landscape of Eyjafjord and the nearby areas is also absolutely breathtaking and certainly not to be missed, along with the summer sunsets and magical winter sunrises!

How to get here?

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AirIceland provides flight connections to and from Akureyri with the domestic airport in Reykjavík. Total duration of a one way journey is only about 30-45 min.

 

Arriving by Car

By renting a car you have the freedom to stop and stretch your legs at any point while driving past the beautiful scenery and sights along the way. Driving from RVK-AEY via route 1 is about 4,5 hrs.

Get directions from Reykjavík city via Google Maps by clicking here.

Arriving by Cruise Ship

Are you coming into Akureyri via cruise ship? Luckily the cruise terminal is within 5 min. walking distance to where our boats depart from at the floating pier behind HOF in the heart of Akureyri.

Get directions from the cruise terminal via Google Maps by clicking here.

How to get around?

Although Akureyri is the second biggest municipal in Iceland, it is relatively small, and therefore quite accessible by foot. You can park your car at any of the conveniently located car parks in town or get around by bus - both of which are free of charge!

CAR PARKING
Make sure to get a free parking clock (from the tourist info at HOF, shops, gas stations or banks) to escape tickets!

AKUREYRI CITY BUS
The bus schedule ranges from approx. 06:30-22:30, daily in summer, but winter schedule varies depending on the month. 

What to do?

Geothermal Pool

Geothermal Pool

Laufás Old Houses

Laufás Old Houses

Golf Course

Golf Course

Museums

Museums

Mt. Súlur Hiking Trail

Mt. Súlur Hiking Trail

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Christmas Garden

Christmas Garden

Glerá River

Glerá River

Church of Akureyri

Church of Akureyri

Bowling

Bowling

Kjarnaskógur Forest

Kjarnaskógur Forest

Art Trail Brochure

Art Trail Brochure

Mt. Hlíðarfjall Skiing

Mt. Hlíðarfjall Skiing

Old Town

Old Town

Shopping Street/Mall

Shopping Street/Mall

Art Trail Audio

Art Trail Audio