Akureyri Travel Guide

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    The beautiful church in the city center
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    A house in the streets of Akureyri
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Akureyri Things to Do

  • Akureyrarkirkja - outside

    The outside of the churchThe landmark of Akureyri is without a doubt the Lutheran church Akyreyrarkirkja.Located on top of a hill, it overlooks the town and the fjord.If you want to go to the church, you'll have to climb over 100 steps (forgot to count them all).After climbing all these stairs, don’t forget to turn around and look out over the...

  • Inside Akureyrarkirkja

    The inside of the churchThis church doesn't only have an impressive outside, the inside is also very much worth a visit.When we were visiting in April 2013, we wanted to have a look at the inside of the church. To our big surprise it was closed solid. Closeby there was something that looked like a tourist office, so we went inside. There were some...

  • Walk around town

    We had a lovely walk around the town centre in Akureyri.I like the style of the Icelandic houses, so very colourful, and that is not different in Akureyri.There are some nice shops, but we mainly enjoyed the looking around.

  • Excellent views

    There is a viewpoint opposite Akureyri on the other side of the fjord.When coming from the eastern direction, you'll have the fjord to your right. The viewpoint is at your right hand side, a little distance before you reach the bridge over the fjord.You have a spectacular view over the fjord and the town on the other side of the water.My main...

  • Wandering around

    The city of Akureyri is not big to wander around by foot, our hotel was in the middle of city center where in the busiest street. We have gone by foot, and is the only way to see the beautiful buildings if you walking around

  • Culture House Hof

    We continue walking to the harbourside, were quite far away from our hotel but we didn't feel tired, wandering around in this beautiful city, without noticed you are so far away and still keep on walking without realize, too many beautiful buildings and some other things you meet on the way, so keep your camera with you all the time

  • Botanical Garden

    One of the best attractions in Akureyri is the Botanical Gardens they have a fantastic collection of plants and flowers from around Iceland, showcased on a special terrace, and those species from further afield, there is a notable collection of Poppies on display, which draws many horticulturistsThere is no entrance fee

  • The Peturskirkja

    This is the separate Catholic church located on a slope, it is a white church with a red roof, if you wandering outside the center not far away from the Lutheran church you will met this small church is on the hilly location of the city, on the way to the Botanic gardenIt doesn't looked like a church, at first I thought was a regular house but then...

  • Akureyrarkirkja

    This distinctive church it look like the Hallgrimskirkja in Ryjkjavik , and is the cities most recognizable feature, If features a large pipe organ and the stained glass above the alter And dominating the town from high on a hill


Akureyri Hotels

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  • Hotel Akureyri

    Hafnarstraeti 67, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Kea

    Hafnarstraeti 87 - 89, Akureyri, IS-602, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Edda - Akureyri

    The Akureyri hotel is part of large chain of Edda hotels throughout Iceland. They are well organised...


Akureyri Restaurants

  • Ice cream

    It is said everywhere that the most famous ice cream in Iceland comes from Brynja.While staying at Saeluhus (see my tip, which is nearly next door to Brynja, we couldn't - of course - go down the hill and get an ice cream. Walk down the hill and a couple of metres to the left and you'll see the yellow house.It's not the typical ice cream shop we...

  • Great food

    We spent 5 nights in Akureyri and went to eat at Greifinn on 2 of them.We really liked it.On the first night we came in pretty late, but that wasn't a problem at all.We got our food pretty quick and everything we had was tasteful and well cooked.It's a nice place to go to when you have kids: there is a seperate room where the kids can play before...

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