Information about Akurey

 

Akurey is a small island in Kollafjordur bay, off the shore of Reykjavik.

There is plenty of birdlife in the island as many puffins nest there, as well as eiders and the arctic tern. Entering the island is dependent on a favorable tide, as the strait between the island and Orfirisey (a former island that was later connected by landfill to the mainland) is only 0,8 m deep during high tide.

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Attractions nearby Akurey

Hvolsvöllur

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Fljótshlíð

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Miðás Breeding Farm

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Seljalandsfoss

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Þjórsá

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Klettshellir

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Þríhyrningur

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Heimaey

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Nauthúsagil

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Vestmannaeyjar

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Eldfell

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Elephant Rock

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Urriðafoss

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Arnarhóll

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Eyjafjallajökull

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Stokkseyri

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Gígjökull

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Tours near Akurey

Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour

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Icelandic Animals Tour Combo | Horse Riding, Whale & Puffin Watching with Pick-up in Reykjavik

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