Things to Do in Akureyri

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Nína Þorkelsdóttir

Things to Do in Akureyri

Akureyri is the largest town in the north region of Iceland. Here's my favourite things to do and see in this charming town.

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To eat 🍦

There's plenty of nice cafes and restaurants in Akureyri. I've selected a few favourites:

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Rub23
Nína:A fantastic sushi place - a perfect start for a fancy night out.
Image - Kaffi Ilmur
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Kaffi Ilmur
Nína:My favourite cafe in Akureyri. Great selection of breakfast/brunch/lunch dishes and a HUGE selection of traditional Icelandic baked goods - for instance meringue cakes and waffles.
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Brynja
Nína:One of the most iconic ice-cream parlors in Iceland.
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Cafe Berlin
Nína:A cozy place for brunch or breakfast.
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Attractions 🏰

These are my favourite attractions in Akureyri:

Image - Akureyrarkirkja
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Akureyrarkirkja
Nína:The most iconic landmark of Akureyri. Try counting the steps when you ascend down the stairs!
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Botanical Garden Akureyri
Nína:A gorgeous place to visit, especially in the summer.
Image - Sundlaug Akureyrar
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Sundlaug Akureyrar
Nína:Don't be fool by the picture - this is really an extremely nice outdoor swimming pool with crazy fun slides.
Image - Hlíðarfjall
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Hlíðarfjall
Nína:The best ski resort in Iceland.

Tours 🐬

Fancy going out of town for a day of adventure? Here are some excellent tours that depart from Akureyri:

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$ 126
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Akureyri - Goðafoss - Lake Mývatn
Nína:A scenic sightseeing tour with an experienced guide.
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$ 167
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Northern Lights From Akureyri – Hunting In The North
Nína:The vicinity of Akureyri offers plenty of opportunities to gaze at the Aurora Borealis. This tour operates during the winter and takes you to a place where light pollution is low.
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$ 842
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Fishing Day Tour From Akureyri
Nína:Highly recommended for fishing-enthusiasts.
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$ 378
Experience
Day Tour From Akureyri To Kerlingarfjöll Highlands
Nína:Kerlingarfjöll, a mountain range situated right in the center of the Icelandic Highlands, is one of the most spectacular places I've ever been to.
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Wonderguide map

  1. Rub23
  2. Kaffi Ilmur
  3. Brynja
  4. Cafe Berlin
  5. Akureyrarkirkja
  6. Botanical Garden Akureyri
  7. Sundlaug Akureyrar
  8. Hlíðarfjall
  9. Akureyri - Goðafoss - Lake Mývatn
  10. Northern Lights From Akureyri – Hunting In The North
  11. Fishing Day Tour From Akureyri
  12. Day Tour From Akureyri To Kerlingarfjöll Highlands

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