9 days in Akranes Itinerary

9 days in Akranes Itinerary

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— 8 nights


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Akranes is a port town and municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20km north of the capital Reykjavík.The area where Akranes is located was settled in the 9th century, but did not receive a municipal charter until 1942.HistoryAkranes was settled in the 9th century by the brothers Þormóður and Ketill, sons of Bresi. Step off the beaten path and head to Lighthouse Sugandisey and Akranes Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as Eiriksstadir and Hellnar Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Akranes: Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn), Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost) and Grundarfjorour (Grundarfoss Waterfall & Gatklettur). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Akranes Folk Museum, explore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Akranes vacation maker site.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. June in Akranes sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akranes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir, Snaefellsbaer, Grundarfjorour, Mosfellsbaer
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Lighthouse Sugandisey ©
Lighthouse Sugandisey
Eiriksstadir ©
Hellnar Church ©
Hellnar Church