What are the most attractive features of Akureyri?

What are the most attractive features of Akureyri?

Akureyri is one of the best cities to visit while in Europe. The easy-going nature of the city is one of the factors that make it popular with travelers from different parts of the world. Any person who desires to explore the green pastures of the north will have more than he imagines by visiting this Icelandic city and be in awe at the amazing variety of  birds. The city is full of various fishing villages in addition to waterfalls and mud pots, thus creating a picturesque location where you can develop lifelong memories. Many modes of transport are available from small camper van to larger mobile vans , when you book do make sure your van comes with insurance for accidents big and small.

Wonderful Scenery

Whale-filled bays and plenty of ski fields are just but the other major features that make Akureyri one of the biggest attractions in Iceland. A visit to Akureyri will show you why Iceland was chosen as the setting for the award-winning TV show called Game of Thrones. The dramatic landscapes and highly distinctive culture are just but a few of the aspects that will make you fall in love with this Icelandic city.

Major Landmarks

The city is the location of the longest fjord in the country and boasts of snowcapped peaks as some of its major landmarks. As the second largest urban area in Iceland, the city is not densely populated to make moving around a hurdle that you wish to avoid. Regardless of where you look in the city, stacks of basalt, lava fields, volcanoes and glaciers represent a few of the earth’s powers that you will see.

The city is endowed with some spellbinding offshore islands that you can visit. The strange underwater features should appeal to people who can never get enough of the deep sea diving. In addition to deep sea diving, the city has Akureyri Swimming Pool, which is one of the largest and most popular swimming pools in Iceland. In addition to a competitive pool of 25 meters, other aspects of the swimming pool that you will want to sample include:

  • Geothermal hot spots
  • Turkish bath
  • Waterslides
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Family garden full of some top playground equipment


Regarding accommodation, Akureyri has plenty of options that you can choose. Hotels are in great demand for the excellent accommodation and services that they provide. The demand for spending time in hotel apartments in the city has increased manifold. Guesthouses are as popular and much sought after as apartments among people who do not want to spend their time in campsites. People who prefer camping and cottages should considering the following locations:

  1. Grimsey Island
  2. Hamrar
  3. Þórunnarstræti
  4. Hrimland

Finally, visitors to Akureyri who prefer staying at facilities outside the city have plenty of options from which to choose. Apartments are located in various parts of the areas and towns that surround Akureyri. Holl, Safnasafnid and Audnir are just but a few locations worth visiting in case you feel the accommodation within the city is not what worth it. If you need more details about Akureyri to make your visit here worthwhile, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.