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11 04 2024 - 30 04 2024
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12 04 2024 - 18 04 2024
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30 04 2024 - 21 11 2024
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14 04 2024 - 17 04 2024
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12 03 2024 - 16 03 2024
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18 04 2024 - 29 04 2024
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24 09 2024 - 07 10 2024

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14 11 2024 - 19 11 2024

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06 11 2024 - 11 11 2024

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08 10 2024 - 15 10 2024

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19 06 2024 - 24 06 2024

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01 09 2024 - 08 09 2024

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11 07 2024 - 17 07 2024

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11 10 2024 - 14 10 2024

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15 06 2024 - 19 06 2024

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What to see and do in Akureyri

Yellow summer flowers brighten up the foreground of the picture, with the city of Akuyreyri and Hlíðarfjall visible in the background

The best time to visit Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland’s second-largest urban area, is an amazing destination all year round.

A naturally beautiful town, Akureyri is situated on one of the longest fjords in the country and features a mild climate with summer temperatures of up to 25°C (77°F).

Summertime brings long hours of daylight and midnight sun, and activities such as boat trips, hiking, snorkelling and whale-watching tours.

Northern Lights season is from September through to early April, and they are more likely to appear in Northern Iceland than anywhere else in the country. In the colder winter months, shorter days are balanced out with lots of lively festivals and events to wrap up warm for.

So whatever time of year you decide to book flights to Akureyri from the UK, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

Getting around Akureyri

Akureyri is a walking city and you can reach most places in the centre on foot, but a car is handy if you want to explore the country further.

There is one taxi rank in the city (called BSO), but there are plenty of buses for both local travel and excursions further afield. One of the big advantages of Akureyri’s local buses is that they’re absolutely free.

The bus stop for all the local city buses is located between the taxi station and the town square. For bus journeys to and from Akureyri (including buses to Akureyri airport), look for a stop near Hof – the cultural and conference centre.

The cruise ship harbour is also a 5-minute walk away from the centre of the town, making it easy to continue your travels onwards by ferry.

Akureyri city lit up in dusky evening light with the church visible
Akureyrarkirkja pictured from the bottom of the stairs which lead up to it

Things to do in Akureyri

Akureyri provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and adventure and it’s a city that offers something for everyone.

You can spend time wandering the quaint stores, cafes, art galleries and museums in the city centre. Then later the same day, head outdoors to enjoy fishing, hiking or even skiing. This compact city really offers it all.

You’ll find locals relaxing in the local geothermal pools year-round or playing a round of golf under the midnight sun in the summer season.

During your evenings in Akureyri, we suggest you try one of the numerous excellent restaurants specializing in Icelandic lamb, seafood, and other local delicacies.

Explore the Northern region of Iceland

Akureyri serves as a gateway to North Iceland where you can discover many natural gems, from offshore islands to geothermal wonders.

Discover the Jökulsárgljúfur area of Vatnajökull National Park, home to spectacular Ásbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss waterfall, and the pretty village of Húsavík, a magnet for its whale-watching trips.

Also nearby is the Mývatn area, home to beautiful lakes and geological marvels. You can also take a short ferry or flight from Akureyri to Grímsey: a small, puffin-populated island in the Arctic Circle.

With the recently created Arctic Coast Way and Diamond Circle tourist routes, it’s now easier than ever to access unique scenery and diverse attractions.

After a long day of adventure, why not head to the Beer Spa (Bjórböðin) - just 30-minutes drive from Akureyri - for an experience unlike any other?

A whale fin emerges in the waters of the North of Iceland, meanwhile tourists on a whale watching tour boat watch the scene

FAQs about travel to Akureyri

Helpful information for UK travellers visiting Akureyri

How long is the flight to Akureyri from the UK?

The flight from the UK to Akureyri can vary depending on several factors, including your departure airport, the specific route taken, and any layovers you have planned.

Typically, if you're flying from airports in the UK to Reykjavik, the flight duration is around 3 hours. After reaching Reykjavik, you will need to take a domestic flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri, which has a flight duration of about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How can I find cheap flights to Akureyri from the UK?

If you’re looking for affordable flights to Akureyri from the UK, we recommend booking your trip outside of peak tourist seasons such as summer and the festive period. You can typically find cheap flights to Akureyri in October and November.

We also advise checking our flight deals regularly and booking in advance to secure the best airfare.

Can you fly direct to Akureyri from the UK?

Currently, Icelandair doesn’t offer direct flights to Akureyri from the UK. You can choose to transfer to Akureyri from Reykjavík straight away or extend your stopover to explore more of what southern Iceland has to offer.

How do you get to Akureyri from Reykjavik?

Icelandair passengers flying to Akureyri from the UK will land at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) before boarding a domestic flight from Reykjavík (RKV).

The transfer from Keflavík to the city airport in Reykjavík covers a distance of 50km (31 miles) and takes around 45 minutes by car.