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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri
Iceland

Akureyri is located on the north coast of Iceland on the west bank of the Eyjafjurfair Fjord. It is Iceland’s second largest city. In winter, this area is known for its ski resorts. The city has several museums and many activities in the nature. If you leave the city, you can admire some of the most beautiful sights in Iceland.

Useful Information

Language

Icelandic (the majority of residents also speak English, several posters are also in English)

Tips

None are required (except for your tour guides), but you can round up the bill (exept for you guides)

Currency

ISK
Icelandic króna - Credit cards are accepted in most businesses. It is not possible to convert your crowns to other coins in Iceland, so be sure to withdraw only the amount you will need for your stay.

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Time difference

UTC: -1

from New York: +4h

from San Francisco: +6h

from London: -1h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-622
-228
134
552.25
February
-524
-229
235
431.75
March
-424
-130
236
431.75
April
235
235
542
291.25
May
236
642
1049
190.75
June
643
948
1356
281.00
July
846
1151
1558
331.25
August
745
1050
1457
341.25
September
438
643
1050
391.50
October
-031
337
643
582.25
November
-327
-031
337
542.25
December
-523
-229
134
532.00

Where is located the Port of Akureyri Cruise Terminal

The port is located at the foot of the city. A shop on the pier offers maps of the city. A tourist information centre is located in the cultural centre, a 5-minute walk from the port.

Travelling around the Akureyri Cruise Port

The city is very small, so you can visit it on foot. On the other hand, to furnish your day, you will need to take an excursion, rent a car or take a taxi to see the attractions outside the city.
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Activities in Akureyri

Landmarks

Akureyrarkirkja Church

This Lutheran church is the symbol of the city of Akureyri

Museums

Akureyri Museum

To understand the history of the city and the fjord.

Aviation Museum

Retraces the history of aviation in Iceland. You can see planes, including the first ambulance plane.

Nature

Mývatn Lake

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You will be able to observe many birds and volcanoes, fed up with boiling mud and other lunar landscapes. The small craters were formed by boiling pockets of water under the lava, which exploded.

Godafoss

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The fall of Godafoss is the most spectacular in Iceland.

Activities

Botanical Garden

The small Botanical Garden was founded in 1957 and is located in a nice public park (free).

Nearby

Siglufjordur

A small fishing village where you will be told how to salt the herring. Visit the city’s maritime museum and the ethnological museum. Along the way you will have interesting views of the fjord.

Excursions in Akureyri

  • City tour on foot or by bus
  • Whale watching excursion
  • The house and Christmas gardens where it’s Christmas every day.

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