What types of accommodation are offered in Akureyri?
Akureyri is the largest city in northern Iceland, where you will find a wide offer of available accommodation. You can choose from high-standard hotels, hostels offering travellers an international experience or guesthouses with a family character. Modern apartments and holiday homes are also available, ideal for families and travelling groups. Accommodation in Akureyri is a convenient option if you are exploring this part of Iceland, regardless of the season.
Where to stay when I plan to go on a whale watching cruise from Akureyri?
Northern 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 one of the places in the city centre. From there, you will be close to the harbour from which boats leave, and after the trip, you have the opportunity to spend a lovely evening using the amenities offered by this charming city.
Can I find cheap accommodation near the domestic airport in Akureyri?
Akureyri Domestic Airport is located less than 4 km from the city centre. Nearby you will find the Kjarnalundur hotel and a camping site organized in the Kjarnarskogur forest. Holiday houses, cottages, and guesthouses located near the main road can also be an interesting option.
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, remember that the offer available in northern Iceland is much smaller compared to the offer 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?
Akureyrarkirkja church is one of the most famous and characteristic locations in the city. You can find this place in downtown, close to all cafes, museums and restaurants. Nearby you will find several hotels, guesthouses, and hostels that offer different types of accommodation. Some of these facilities provide views of the church and the ocean from the rooms.
What popular attractions are close to Akureyri?
Akureyri is sometimes called the "capital" of northern Iceland. In the city, you can visit Akureyrarkirkja church, Hof Cultural and Conference centre, Akureyri Art Museum, Botanical Garden, Icelandic Aviation Museum, Into The Arctic Museum and Industry Museum. Near Akureyri, you will find the Godafoss waterfall, Laufas Turf Houses, the Christmas House named Jolahusid, Beer Spa, and you can go skiing at Hlidarfjall mountain.
Is staying in Akureyri a good idea if I want to increase my chances of seeing the northern lights?
The northern lights are visible all over Iceland. Staying in the north is an excellent option because of lower light pollution. Also, in the north of Iceland, many beautiful characteristic locations will be the perfect background when photographing the Aurora Borealis.
Where to stay if I want to see Godafoss waterfall?
The offer of accommodation near the waterfall is not very big. From there, it is only 35 km to the largest city in the region, so spending a night in Akureyri can be a good option. However, if you plan to stay near the Godafoss waterfall, there are several farms and guesthouses in the area that offer rooms for travellers.