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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)

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

Tips

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

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-6 22
-2 28
1 34
552.25
February
-5 24
-2 29
2 35
431.75
March
-4 24
-1 30
2 36
431.75
April
2 35
2 35
5 42
291.25
May
2 36
6 42
10 49
190.75
June
6 43
9 48
13 56
281.00
July
8 46
11 51
15 58
331.25
August
7 45
10 50
14 57
341.25
September
4 38
6 43
10 50
391.50
October
-0 31
3 37
6 43
582.25
November
-3 27
-0 31
3 37
542.25
December
-5 23
-2 29
1 34
532.00

Where is locate the Port of Akureyri

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 port of Akureyri

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.

Activities in Akureyri

Landmarks

This Lutheran church is the symbol of the city of Akureyri

Museums

To understand the history of the city and the fjord.

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

Nature

Mývatn Lake

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

The fall of Godafoss is the most spectacular in Iceland.

Activities

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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