Accommodation in Akureyri

Hotels & Accommodation in Akureyri

Find the best place to stay in Iceland's 'Capital of the North' and spend an unforgettable time in beautiful northern Iceland. Choose from a range of hotels, guesthouses, cottages and hostel options in lovely Akureyri

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Frequently asked questions

What part of Akureyri should I stay in?

North Iceland is the perfect place to admire whales in their natural habitat. If this is your primary motivation for booking accommodation in Akureyri, we recommend finding a place to stay in the city center where you have plenty of guesthouses and hotels to choose from. From there, you will be close to the harbor from which boats leave, and after the trip, you have the opportunity to spend a lovely evening enjoying the restaurants and bars offered by this charming city.

What is the best hotel in Akureyri?

The best hotel in Akureyri is Hotel North, located 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Akureyri airport and just a 5-10 minute drive to the city center. It has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 based on 59 reviews. It is a perfect middle ground between the beautiful nature of North Iceland and the modern conveniences of Akureyri. Surrounded by trees and mountains, it is sure to give you a nice and quiet rest before heading out on your journey.

What popular attractions are close to Akureyri?

Akureyri is sometimes called Iceland's 'capital of the north'. In the town, you can visit the iconic Akureyrarkirkja church, Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, Akureyri Art Museum, the beautiful Akureyri Botanical Gardens, and the Icelandic Aviation Museum.

Near Akureyri, you will find the stunning Godafoss waterfall, the historical Laufas Turf Houses, the unique Beer Spa, and the local favorite Christmas House where it's merry year-round. If you like winter sports, there is also the possibility of skiing at nearby Hlidarfjall mountain.

What types of accommodation are offered in Akureyri?

Akureyri is the largest city in North Iceland, where you will find a wide offer of available accommodation. You can choose from high-standard hotels, hostels offering travelers an international experience, or guesthouses with a family character. Modern apartments and holiday homes are also available, ideal for families and traveling groups. Accommodation in Akureyri is a convenient option if you plan to explore the north of Iceland, regardless of the season.

Can I find cheap accommodation near the domestic airport in Akureyri?

Akureyri Domestic Airport is located less than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the city center. Nearby you will find the Hotel Kjarnalundur and a camping site in the Kjarnaskogur forest. Cottages and guesthouses located near the main road are also good places to stay.

Can I pick up the rental car directly from the accommodation in Akureyri?

Yes, you can pick up a rental car from your accommodation in Akureyri. However, keep in mind that the number of rental cars available in northern Iceland is much smaller than that of rental cars in Reykjavik. Most rental companies offer car pickups at no extra charge.

Can I book accommodation next to the famous Akureyrarkirkja church while exploring northern Iceland?

Yes, you can find multiple places to stay near the beautiful Akureyrarkirkja church. Akureyrarkirkja church is one of the most famous and iconic locations in the town. You can find the church downtown, close to many of the town's cafes, museums and restaurants. Nearby you will find several hotels, guesthouses, and hostels that offer different types of accommodation. Some of these facilities offer views of the church and the ocean from the rooms.

Is staying in Akureyri a good idea if I want to increase my chances of seeing the northern lights?

Yes, as the northern lights are visible all over Iceland, therefore staying in the north is an excellent option. It's easy to get away from artificial light, which tends to prevent the aurora from being visible in the sky. Here you will also have many beautiful locations to act as the perfect foreground when photographing the aurora borealis.