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Akureyri

4.4
Waterfalls · Gardens · River Rafting & Tubing
Capital of North Iceland
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting. Visit museums, churches, and botanical gardens by day, and in the evening step out to trendy restaurants and bustling bars. Just a stone's throw away from the Arctic Circle, snowy mountains constitute much of the center's backdrop and can be explored by experienced hikers. Those interested in Nordic culture will be pleased to know that this northerly city is known for embracing Iceland's traditional folk heritage. Make your own Akureyri vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Iceland trip itinerary app.
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Popular things to do in Akureyri

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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Garden
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Akureyri

Lake Myvatn ©
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Lake Myvatn Lake Myvatn
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Duration: 4 hours
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
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Dettifoss Waterfall Lake Myvatn
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours Husavik
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths Lake Myvatn
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Akureyri

Akureyrarkirkja ©
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Akureyrarkirkja
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
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Duration: 2 hours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
History Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Akureyri

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The Aviation Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Aviation Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Nordurslod - Into the Arctic ©
Natural History Museum
Nordurslod - Into the Arctic
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland ©
Specialty Museum
The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Industry Museum ©
History Museum
The Industry Museum
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Akureyri

Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Church
Saurbaejarkirkja
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Church
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Matthiasarhus
Historic Site
Matthiasarhus
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Laxdal House (Laxdalshus)
Historic Site
Laxdal House (Laxdalshus)
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Akureyri

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Keli Sea Tours ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Whale Watching Hauganes ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
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4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hverir ©
Geologic Formation
Hverir Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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