Akureyri and surroundings

Coming to Akureyri, the norht of Iceland will be a pleasant surprice with landscape so different from what you have experienced in the south and around the capital.


High mountains surround Eyjarfjörður, Iceland´s longest fjords with the town of Akureyri set right at the foot of the hills by the sea. Glacial valleys and the coastline provide good land for the many farms that are thriving here. Interesting historical sites are dotted around the area.


The town of Akureyri wil a population of 17.200 is the administrative and cultural centre of northern Iceland. The university town has numerous museums, theatre art galleries, interesting architecture and more. A walk through the northernmost botanical garden in the summer is a must and generally the town boast of lush vegetation giving it a special atmosphere any time of the year.


Autumn is particularly beautiful, when the nature starts changing colours. Colourful houses stand out as the snow covers the land during winter months. Visit to the old part of the town with its 19th-early 20th century architecture will tell lyou its own rich history.


On a 4-hour tour you get a glimpse into Akureyri and the surrounding countryside. If weather permits we may take a drive up to the hills above Akureyir from where on a clear day we can enjoy marvelous views over the town, the surrounding mountains, the fjord and all the way out to the open sea.


We visit one of the valleys of Eyjafjörður (in winter the destination may depend on weather and road conditions). Apart from enjoying the beautiful nature we will also visit a typical Icelandic country home/farm, have light refreshments and a possibility for a close look at some of the Icelandic domestic animals.

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Quick Facts

Days of operation:
Tuesdays and Thursdays all year around.


Price 2014:

49.385 ISK per person.

Children, ages 11 and younger, accompanied by adults get a 50% discount, before taxes and charges. Please keep in mind that prices and information may change without notice.

Flight: Reykjavík - Akureyri- Reykjavík. 4 wheel drive vehicle tour with guide. Airport taxes.

Not included:
Lunch or refreshments.

12 hours

How to book

We advice you to book this tour in advanced through tours@hostel.is due to limited spaces available.
It is also possible to book the tour upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels

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