Akureyri Tours

Akureyri Tours

Explore the unique cultural and natural attractions in and around Iceland's "Capital of the North".

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Frequently asked questions

Are tours of Akureyri still available during COVID-19?

Yes, there are plenty of Akureyri tours still available during COVID-19. Local health authorities’ recommendations might temporarily impact tour schedules, group sizes, and access to specific destinations. Click on a date to check tour availability and reserve a spot during your days of travel.

Is it safe to tour Akureyri during COVID-19?

Tour operators are doing everything they can to ensure your Akureyri tour is a fun and safe time. Your health is the top priority when exploring the capital of the north, so your guide will be well-informed regarding the latest safety protocols. Hand sanitizer will be available whenever needed, and masks will be worn whenever the recommended social distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained. These precautions will help make your trip to Akureyri a memorable and safe experience.

When is the best time of year to visit Akureyri?

The best time of year to visit Akureyri depends on what you plan to see and do. Akureyri is easier to reach in summer, and there are a greater number of tour options available from the town. In the wintertime, visitors to Akureyri may prefer to spend their time skiing and snowboarding on the nearby, mountainous slopes.

What are the main attractions in Akureyri?

Akureyri's city centre is lined with museums, cafés, shops and galleries. On a hill, overlooking the centre, is the ever-popular Akureyri Church and close by are the Botanical Gardens and one of Iceland's best swimming pools. Sitting just outside the city centre is the Christmas House or Jólahúsið, an attraction well-loved by locals.

Can you see the northern lights in Akureyri?

Yes, it is possible, though Akureyri is not optimal for watching the aurora borealis, given the town's light-pollution. However, there are Northern Lights tours by bus, jeep and boat tours that depart from the town in order to ensure better sightings.