Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

Akureyri is the largest city at Northern Iceland with its 18500 inhabitants.

It is a hub for public services, trade, fisheries, culture and the growing tourism. More and more travellers choose the city as a popular stop for both long and short stays in the northern region of Iceland.

An enjoyable city throughout the year

In Akureyri, you will find a variety remarkable things to do and experience. Interesting museums, the world's most northerly botanic garden and good local restaurants presenting local specialities. You can choose to walk around or take the free city bus. 

Because of the mild climate, Akureyri offers some of Iceland's most popular swimming facilities and an 18-hole golf course. For winter visitors and skiing lovers, Akureyri has the best skiing area in the country

Adventures in the Region

It is easy to find the reason to why so many tourists travel to Northern Iceland and Akureyri. This region has some of the most spectacular and beautiful natural attractions in Iceland, such as national parks, lakes and mountains. In addition, the whale safaris make this region to a very interesting destination for many tourists.


Easily to come to Akureyri by flight. It is a 45 minutes flight away from Reykjavik, and there are excellent airport facilities here. If you want to go from Reykjavik by car, it is a 4-hour drive.

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  • Lattitude: 65.688492
  • Longitude: -18.126169

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