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Akureyri Travel Guide: Your Northern Adventure in Iceland's Charming Town

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Akureyri is the urban paradise and is rightly named the ‘Capital of Northern Iceland’ for its cultural influence seen in everything. The ice free harbour has been very famous since the time humans invaded the land and still serves as the fishing port and a docking port. Museums, galleries, local cuisine, libraries and the cultural celebrations make this urban town a peaceful getaway. Situated at the base of the Eyjafjörður fjord, the town’s churches, botanical gardens, lakes, woodland areas give away spectacular views of it. The town of Akureyri has one of the warmest climates in all of Iceland, perfect for festivities and hence this is the cultural hub of the island country.

Northern Iceland should be the coldest part of the country, but Akureyri has warm climates which makes it the perfect place to relax on vacation. The stained glass windows of the Akureyri Church display the history of this part of Iceland and various other churches in the woodland areas are lovely to behold. Local museums like the Akureyri Museum, Akureyri Art Museum, Nonni house and the motorcycle museum along with Akureyri Botanical Garden sing the story of the town and its people. Skiing in the Hlíðarfjall mountain, lounging in Lake Myvatn, marveling at the Goðafoss waterfalls are some of the must-do things in Akureyri. If you are an adrenaline-freak, AK Extreme - snowboarding festival is the one for you, along with other festivals like AKUREYRARVAKA CULTURAL NIGHT and AKUREYRI ART SUMMER, offering fantastic Iceland travel packages.

Getting in akureyri

Akyreyri has a domestic airport which is connected to Reykjavik. Since Akyreyri does not operate international flights, all flights flying from India has to land at Reykjavik international airport only.

DEPARTUREDURATIONLOWEST ROUND TRIP DEALS
Delhi17h, DirectRs 64,721
Chennai19h, 1 stopRs 66,939
Mumbai16h, 1 stopRs 66,687
Kolkata18h, 2 stopsRs 58,288
Bengaluru18h, 1 stopRs 61,777
Kochi24h, 2 stopsRs 75,189
Tiruchirappalli22h, 2 stopsRs 89,147
Hydrabad20h, 1 stopRs 70,754

Getting out of

Akureyri operates only domestic flights from Reykjavik. Many Flights from European cities fly to Reykjavik. Some of the important and busiest airports in Europe are listed below.

Public Transport in akureyri

Akureyri has a Public Bus system called SVA. The SVA is free of cost for the public. These buses are available once in every hour and are not so frequent.

Taxi & Airport transfer in akureyri

BSO are the only Taxi commute around the Town of Akureyri. They provide medium distance commute in and around the region of Akureyri.

Transport & city passes in akureyri

This region does not have City Passes. They can avail the Public transport or Taxi services.

Driving & Car rental in akureyri

Iceland's Self-drive option is the best suited for its roads. Self-drive from Akureyri airport to places along the scenic views are exquisite. Easy Rentals provide Car rentals to explore the land of the vikings.

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