Akureyri Iceland Tours Guided tours of 'The Capital of North Iceland'

About Akureyri

Iceland's vibrant northern gem nestled amid breathtaking landscapes and steeped in rich history. Known as the 'Capital of the North,' Akureyri enchants visitors with its stunning fjords, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Explore the charming streets lined with colourful houses, bustling cafes, and boutique shops, or embark on thrilling adventures like whale watching, skiing on nearby slopes, or hiking in the picturesque countryside. With its warm community spirit and abundance of natural wonders, Akureyri invites travellers to discover the heart of Iceland's north and create unforgettable memories in this enchanting destination.

Akureyri Iceland Tours

Discover this picturesque town on one of our Iceland tours. With a rich history deeply routed in fishing and being a port, the city has developed over the years and is now home many landmarks, restaurants and museums. There are also many parks, gardens and natural wonder to explore in Akureyri. Spend some time exploring the city with its multicoloured buildings and beautiful nature parks, there is no shortage of ways to spend your time in this lovely city.

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What to expect when visiting Akureyri

When visiting Akureyri there are so many ways to spend your time. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the Icelandic culture, you can explore the many museums that Akureyri has to offer. From its Aviation Museum to its Toy Museum there are so many interesting things to learn. If you’re looking for an outdoors adventure embark on a hike along one of many trails. See the beauty of the city as you walk along the designated paths. There are trails for every level of hiker, spend 30 minutes or 3 hours walking through the picturesque countryside. After visiting museums or hiking around the city take a break at one of the city’s brightly painted cafés and try some delicious Icelandic fish caught fresh from Akureyri. Feel the warm Icelandic hospitality no matter where you go in the city leaving you feeling like you’re at home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Bright purple flowers in a botanical garden
The flowers at the Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

A beautiful collection of flowers and plants just a stones throw away from the city centre. Take a leisurely stroll through the botanical gardens enjoying all the colours and scents of the various plat species they house in the gardens. Stop off at the garden café for some tea or a coffee and take in the beautiful variety of flowers.

the scenery of Akureyri Iceland
The stunning scenery

Go for a hike

Akureyri is home to many wonderful walks. Whether you’re an avid hiker looking for a full days walk or a casual outdoor enthusiast looking for a leisurely stroll with picturesque scenery there are multiple routes for you to take. Take a light walk through the old plant nursery or hike in the Glerardalur valley taking scenic river with its waterfall and crossing bridge. These are just two of the stunning hikes you can take in Akureyri, find the perfect path for you and have an enjoyable day out in nature.

The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights

Forest Lagoon Spa

Situated in the Vadlaskogur forest, Forest Lagoon spa is a geothermal resort in the beautiful woodlands of Akureyri. With infinity pools, a sauna, cold tubs and even a restaurant Forest Lagoon spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Swim in the outdoor pool and admire stunning scenery, grab a bite to eat and feel all your troubles melt away. If you’re visiting in the colder months there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights from the spa pools, a truly breath-taking experience that you wont soon forget.

Frequently asked questionsFrequently Asked Questions

Can I see the Northern Lights from Akureyri?

Yes, Akureyri is located in a prime spot for viewing the Northern Lights during the winter months, especially on clear nights away from light pollution.

Can you go whale watching in Akureyri?

Where can I find traditional Icelandic cuisine in Akureyri?

When is the best time to visit Akureyri

The best time to visit Akureyri depends on your interests and what you hope to experience. Summer is the peak tourist season with mild weather and long days. Winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights and partake in snow sports. Whilst Spring and Autumn offer relatively mild weather and a smaller crowds. Ultimately, the best time to visit Akureyri depends on your preferences for weather, activities, and crowd levels.


In conclusion, Akureyri stands as a hidden gem in northern Iceland, offering a captivating blend of natural wonders, cultural richness, and outdoor adventures. From the enchanting spectacle of the Northern Lights dancing across the winter sky to the vibrant energy of summer, Akureyri promises unforgettable experiences for every traveller. With its picturesque landscapes, welcoming locals, and an abundance of unique attractions, Akureyri beckons visitors to explore its enchanting beauty and create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

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