Guesthouses in Akureyri

Guesthouses in Akureyri

Plan your stay in a family-run guesthouse in Akureyri. Enjoy the views, soak in the friendly atmosphere, and enjoy a local breakfast.

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Why stay in a guesthouse in Akureyri?

Akureyri, often called the "Capital of North Iceland," is the second-largest city in Iceland and a popular destination for travelers seeking a unique and authentic Icelandic experience. 

With its beautiful natural surroundings and charming atmosphere, there are many reasons why you should consider staying in a guesthouse in Akureyri.

One of the main attractions of Akureyri is its picturesque setting. Surrounded by mountains and fjords, visitors can enjoy fantastic views of typical Icelandic landscapes.

Akureyri is also an excellent base for adventurous travelers who want to explore the great outdoors. The nearby fjords are home to some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities, with sightings of humpback, minke, and blue whales common during the summer months. 

Hiking trails in the mountains outside the town give keen walkers stunning views during the summer, while the same mountains provide skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the cold winter months.

Akureyri has an excellent range of guesthouses available to suit visitors who want a cozy stay. Friendly and knowledgeable hosts can give you information about the local area, including tips on the best things to see and do. 

One of the benefits of staying in a guesthouse in Akureyri is that you can make the most of the spectacular surroundings. With views of mountains and fjords in many properties, guests can enjoy being surrounded by Icelandic landscapes without leaving their accommodation.

Guesthouses in the town center are within walking distance of the best attractions in the area, as well as restaurants, cafes, and shops. Many also offer homemade breakfasts made from locally sourced ingredients, giving visitors a taste of traditional Icelandic cuisine.

Whatever type of vacation you like, a guesthouse in Akureyri can provide a comfortable and relaxing place to stay.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best guesthouse in Akureyri?

The best guesthouse in Akureyri is the Arnarnes Paradis Guesthouse, which has an average of 4.7 stars from over 45 guest reviews. The property is about 15 miles (roughly 25 kilometers) from central Akureyri. The best guesthouse in central Akureyri is Guesthouse Akureyri, which has 4.4 stars from over 65 reviews.

What popular attractions are close to Akureyri?

Several of Iceland’s most famous natural attractions are close to Akureyri. Book an unforgettable 9-hour Diamond Circle tour from Akureyri to discover the Godafoss waterfall, Asbyrgi Canyon, Myvatn Lake, and the town of Husavik.

What is there to do in Akureyri?

Akureyri is a popular destination for people visiting Iceland because it has so many things to do. Visiting the Akureyrarkirkja Church or Akureyri Botanical Gardens can give you a fun dose of culture during your visit. A 2-hour whale and bird-watching tour from Akureyri is a fantastic activity for animal lovers. Alternatively, take a scenic 1-hour horseriding tour near Akureyri to meet Icelandic horses.

Which guesthouses in Akureyri are good for couples?

Most guesthouses in Akureyri are good for couples. The Great View Guesthouse has a 5-star rating from more than 20 reviews and features a hot tub and cozy double rooms with private bathrooms, making this an excellent option for couples. The Asar Guesthouse is also ideal for couples as it provides double rooms and has a hot tub.

Are guesthouses in Akureyri family-friendly?

Many guesthouses in Akureyri are family-friendly and offer amenities such as cribs, high chairs, and family-sized rooms. Guesthouse Akureyri, for example, offers family rooms and laundry facilities to make life easier for families traveling together.

Do guesthouses in Akureyri provide breakfast?

Many guesthouses in Akureyri offer homemade breakfasts made from locally-sourced ingredients. Some guesthouses may also offer dinner or other meals upon request.

Are guesthouses in Akureyri expensive?

Guesthouses in Akureyri can vary in price depending on the location, amenities, and time of year. However, they are generally more affordable than hotels and offer a more intimate and authentic Icelandic experience.

Is it necessary to rent a car to stay at a guesthouse in Akureyri?

It's not necessary to rent a car in Akureyri to stay at a guesthouse there, as many are located within walking distance of the city center and attractions. However, renting a car is recommended for exploring the surrounding region or if your guesthouse is outside the city center.

Do guesthouses in Akureyri have private bathrooms?

Most guesthouses in Akureyri offer private bathrooms, although some may have shared facilities. It's always best to check with the individual accommodation before booking. The Lamb Inn offers accommodation with private bathrooms or shared bathrooms, depending on your preference.

When should I book a guesthouse in Akureyri to get the best price?

No matter what time of year you arrive in Iceland, you should book a guesthouse in Akureyri as soon as possible. You will secure room availability and get the lowest price.

Do guesthouses in Akureyri have Wi-Fi?

Yes, guesthouses in Akureyri offer Wi-Fi for guests. However, it's always best to check the details before you book.

Are guesthouses in Akureyri open year-round?

Many guesthouses in Akureyri are open year-round, although some may have seasonal closures or reduced availability during winter. You can check availability by choosing a date.

Is it customary to tip at guesthouses in Akureyri?

Tipping is not expected in Iceland, but it is always appreciated for exceptional service. It is at the guest's discretion whether or not to leave a tip for their host.

Are guesthouses in Akureyri wheelchair accessible?

Many guesthouses in Akureyri are not fully wheelchair accessible, as they may have stairs or narrow doorways. However, some guesthouses may have accessible rooms or facilities. It's always best to check with the individual guesthouse before booking.

What is the weather like in Akureyri?

The weather in Akureyri can vary depending on the season. In winter, temperatures can drop below freezing, and snowfall is common. In summer, temperatures are slightly higher, with nearly 24 hours of daylight.

What is the best time to visit Akureyri?

The best time to visit Akureyri depends on what activities you are interested in. Summer (June to August) is the most popular time to visit, as the weather is warmer and has long daylight hours. Winter (December to February) is a popular time for skiing and snowboarding, and visitors may also see the northern lights.
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