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Culture and Adventure 

North Iceland's capital, Akureyri, is a charming and vibrant town, offering culture, art, and culinary delights in abundance. The hills above make for a fantastic area for skiing and hiking. 
With 18,000 inhabitants, it is Iceland's second largest urban area. Easily accessible by car or flight, Akureyri is the perfect starting point for exploring North Iceland. 
Akureyri HI Hostel is located close to the town centre, with lovely summerhouses available in addition to the hostel's comfortable rooms.
Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available       • Common room(s)                   • Self-catering kitchen
• Suitable for wheelchair users                • Free WiFi   • Garden
• Lockers available   • Luggage storage   • Cycle storage
• BBQ        


GPS: 65.69112, -18.10617

Akureyri is situated along road number 1.

Public transport: Daily buses running Reykjavík – Akureyri and Akureyri – Egilsstaðir. The Akureyri City Buses are free.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

Airport: There are at least 5 daily flights between Reykjavík and Akureyri. 

Within the area
  • Go on a whale watching tour parting from Akureyri or nearby villages such as Hjalteyri (20 km), Hauganes (33 km) and Dalvík (40 km).
  • Visit a bird watching house. Three are located in town and one in the tranquil island of Hrísey.
  • Travel back in time by visiting Gásir, the remains of a Viking Age trading post. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and visit Grímsey island, which stands alone far out on the horizon. This spectacular island is home to one hundred people – and one million seabirds. 
  • The uninhabited Glerárdalur valley offers a variety of exciting hiking routes. 
  • Choose from a variety of guided hiking or snowshoeing tours.
  • During winter, go skiing in Mt. Hlíðarfjall, just above town.
In the town of Akureyri 
  • Check out some of Akureyri's many restaurants and cafés.
  • Soak in the outdoor geothermal swimming pool.
  • Explore a great variety of museums such as the Akureyri Art Museum, Nonnahús - Jón Sveinsson Memorial Museum and the Aviation Museum. 
  • Choose from a variety of walking tours with interesting sights and stories.
  • Take a walk in the botanical garden, popular with visitors and locals alike. 
Akureyri HI Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes group bookings of 30+ people all year round.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
Towel hire.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access.
Breakfast and lunch packages and dinner can be arranged.
A packed breakfast or lunch is available for advance bookings.
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.

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