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Although Akureyri is a quaint fishing town of only 18,000 people, it is still the second largest city in Iceland. This town is often called the “Capital of the North” and was named one of the top ten places to visit in Europe by Lonely Planet. Akureyri has preserved much of Icelandic history and has some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, like the northern lights and glaciers. Staying in Akureyri is perfect if you want to explore the beauty of Northern Iceland, but still have plenty of things to do and see in the city.
Things to do in Akureyri
Akureyri is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the longest fjord in Iceland. Although the winters come with snow and ice, the summers in Iceland are pleasant, with green fields and surrounding flowers. Take a walk around the town center of Akureyri, which displays the colorful style of Icelandic shops and houses. Be sure to drop in to Nonni’s House, or Nonnahús, the house of a famous Icelandic author now a museum. You can’t miss The Church of Akureyri, which is on top of the hill and visible from many areas of the town. The nights are long in the winter, making Akureyri one of the best places to see the northern lights. Tours are offered in Akureyri to go to Lake Myvatn where there are geothermal baths and stunning views. There are also snowmobile tours and plenty of places you can go self-guided. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a tour of one of Iceland’s many caves, which are beautiful in the summer or winter. The summer is perfect for seeing Akureyri’s charming farmland and whale watching. No matter the season, Akureyri is sure to be a trip of a lifetime.
Day Trips from Akureyri
There are so many places to explore just outside of Akureyri. Go on a sightseeing tour or rent a car and make your own adventure. One of the most popular destinations is the Lofthellir Lava Cave. You can stay in the nearby town of Reykjahlid, just an hour’s drive away, and explore Lake Myvatn. Just an hour north is the unique town of Husavik, where you will find even more whale watching and beautiful scenery. Just four hours south is Reykjavik, the largest city in Iceland. Reykjavik has many museums on Viking history and an active nightlife.
Whether you’re looking to stay in the town center of Akureyri, or a private cottage with a spectacular view, Tripping has a vacation rental for you. Staying in the town center is beneficial if you don’t want to rent a car, or just want a chance to explore the town. Many of the tours offered can pick you up and take you where you need to go. Private cottages offer views of mountains and the bay.
Transportation in Akureyri
It’s not as difficult as it may seem to get around northern Iceland, which has an international airport and drivable roads. The Akureyri Airport is just south of the town center and is only one of four international airports in Iceland. The ice-free port in Akureyri is not only popular for fisheries but cruise ship stops, which bring many tourists. Akureyri also offers free bus fares around the town and many places are walkable in the town.