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About Akureyri Tours

Akureyri is Iceland’s ‘capital of the North’ and the largest urban area outside the southwest region. Here, you can partake in tours that introduce visitors to Akureyri's history and culture. Akureyri is the base point from where most tours exploring the north depart. These tours include sightseeing along the Diamond Circle route, visits to Lake Myvatn, and whale-watching, to name a few.

1. Do any planes fly between Akureyri and Reykjavik?

Yes, planes fly daily from Reykjavík Domestic Airport, and the flight lasts 45 minutes.

2. Is Akureyri on the Ring Road?

Yes, it is.

3. Where can I stay around Akureyri?

Akureyri and the area surrounding it has a wealth of hotels, hostels, bungalows and guesthouses; it is best to book well in advance, however, as they fill up quite quickly.

4. What facilities does Akureyri have?

Akureyri is one of Iceland’s largest towns with all facilities, and amenities travellers may need.

5. How many people live in Akureyri?

Akureyri is home to approximately 18,000 residents.

6. Can you see the Northern Lights in Akureyri?

As it is an urban area with light pollution, Akureyri is not optimal for watching the auroras. However, there are bus, jeep and boat tours that depart from the town to see them.

7. How far is Akureyri from Reykjavík?

Akureyri is 380 km (236 mi) from Reykjavík, and can be reached in four and a half hours by car.

8. What are the main cultural sites in Akureyri?

Akureyri has an aviation, art, motorcycle and history museum, many galleries, architectural sites such as its church, and the world’s northernmost botanical gardens.

9. When is the best time to visit Akureyri?

Akureyri is easier to reach in summer, and more tours are available from the town. In winter, however, you can ski on the country’s best slopes, and, as it is one of the northernmost places in Iceland, you will have plenty of chances to search for the Northern Lights.

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