115
trips planned by users
©

The Best Things to Do in Akureyri

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Akureyri

4.4
Waterfalls · Gardens · River Rafting & Tubing

Popular things to do in Akureyri

©
Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
©
Garden
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting. Visit museums, churches, and botanical gardens by day, and in the evening step out to trendy restaurants and bustling bars. Just a stone's throw away from the Arctic Circle, snowy mountains constitute much of the center's backdrop and can be explored by experienced hikers. Those interested in Nordic culture will be pleased to know that this northerly city is known for embracing Iceland's traditional folk heritage. Make your own Akureyri vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Iceland trip itinerary app.

Side trips from Akureyri

©
Water Body
Lake Myvatn Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
©
Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours Husavik
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Hot Spring
Mývatn Nature Baths Lake Myvatn
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Akureyri

©
Church
Akureyrarkirkja
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Keli Sea Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
History Museum
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Akureyri

See all ›
©
Specialty Museum
The Aviation Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Natural History Museum
Nordurslod - Into the Arctic
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
History Museum
The Industry Museum
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Akureyri

©
Church
Saurbaejarkirkja
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Church
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Matthiasarhus
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Laxdal House (Laxdalshus)
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Akureyri

See all ›
©
Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Keli Sea Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Whale Watching Hauganes Hauganes
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Geologic Formation
Hverir Lake Myvatn
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching Dalvik
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Plan your trip to Akureyri

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.