Akureyri Tours

Akureyri Tours

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Frequently asked questions

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 Jolahusid, 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, as the town's street lamps light up the sky making the aurora not as visible. However, there are northern lights tours by bus, jeep and boat tours that depart from the town in order to ensure better sightings away from artificial light.

Where can I stay in and around Akureyri?

Akureyri and its surrounding area boast a wealth of accommodation options, including hotels, hostels, bungalows and guesthouses. It is best to book your room well in advance, however, as it is common for accommodation in Akureyri to be fully booked, all throughout the year.

How far is Akureyri from Reykjavik?

Akureyri is 236 miles (380 kilometers) from Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. Driving between locations will take approximately five hours by car. On scheduled tours, this journey may take longer, depending on the itinerary set by the tour operator for the trip.

Do any planes fly between Akureyri and Reykjavik?

Yes, planes fly daily from Reykjavik Domestic Airport. The flight lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Is Akureyri on the Ring Road?

Yes, it is. This means it is relatively easy to access all year round as the Ring Road is regularly cleared of snow and well-maintained.

Can I go whale watching in Akureyri?

Yes, definitely. The fjords near Akureyri are perfect to get up close with these mysterious large mammals that reside in Iceland's waters. This is a great whale watching tour that departs from Akureyri's floating pier and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 70 travelers.

What facilities are there in Akureyri?

Akureyri is one of Iceland’s largest towns. There are museums, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, a botanical garden, medical facilities, supermarkets, swimming pools and gas stations. There are also a range of tour guides running sightseeing tours of the city's surrounding areas, making it a destination that travellers could spend several days in.

How far is Akureyri from the Arctic Circle?

Akureyri is only about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from the Arctic Circle. Despite that, it has one of the warmest climates in Iceland and is the most populous settlement outside the Greater Reykjavik Area.

How many people live in Akureyri?

Akureyri is home to approximately 18,000 residents.

Is it better to stay in Akureyri than in Reykjavik for the majority of my trip?

It depends entirely on what you plan to see and do, but the main attractions of both cities can be explored within the space of a day. However, for a greater choice in downtown attractions and accommodation, as well as proximity to the international airport, Reykjavik is a better bet.