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 nature attractions, such as national parks, lakes and mountains. In addition, the whale safaris make this region to a very interesting destination for many tourists.


Transport

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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Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

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

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Husavik

Husavik

Husavik is located way up in the northernmost corner of the Island. Most who visit this city and region come here to experience one of the world famous whale safafis.

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Vatnajökull National Park North

Vatnajökull National Park North

Vatnajökull National Park ranks among the largest and most beautiful parks in Europe.

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Lake Mývatn Area

Lake Mývatn Area

Myvatn is considered one of the best birdwatching places in Iceland.

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Dettifos Waterfall

Dettifos Waterfall

An absolutely top highlight in Northern Iceland. Even the famous Hollywood movie instructors Ridley Scott used the waterfall in one of his movies (Prometheus).

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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

You will find these dramatic structures never fail to impress.

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Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland



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Whale Safaris in North Iceland

Gentle Giants

Gentle Giants

Classic Whale Watching Tour in Husavik

Experience the Mammals of the ocean in Husavik- the whale watching capital of Europe

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