Akureyri North Iceland

Akureyri, recognized by Lonely Planet as the best place in Europe in 2015, is set in a stunning fjord just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle.

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

Akureyri North Iceland

Akureyri, recognized by Lonely Planet as the best place in Europe in 2015, is set in a stunning fjord, just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle. This charming town with beautifully coloured historical buildings has a wide range of cultural attractions and activities. As well as enjoying the many shops, restaurants and museums in the city, you can book a variety of fascinating optional excursions. The town is an ideal base to explore Lake Myvatn and the newly-popular Trollaskagi Peninsula.

Akureyri is noted particularly for its picturesque town centre, which has traditional wooden houses that have been carefully preserved.   Established in 1787, Akureyri is the main trading hub and service centre of the North and a popular base for travellers wanting to explore the many highlights and attractions of the region.

Discover what many consider to be the most beautiful area in Iceland!


No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. 

For all packages except Reykjavík - New Year's Celebration a supplement will be charged for the travel period 28.Dec 2017 - 2.Jan 2018. 


  • 2 nights at a selected hotel in Akureyri, including breakfast
  • Return flight Reykjavik- Akureyri (excluding airport tax)

Day 1: Flight to Akureyri

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport (10 minutes taxi drive from most hotels) for your flight to Akureyri. After a 50-minute flight, you are in the beautiful north of Iceland!  We suggest booking an add-on tour that will meet you at the airport (based on 8.00 am morning arrival in Akureyri) and drop you off at your hotel after the tour. Suggestions are below.

Overnight stay in Akureyri for the next 2 nights.

There are many enjoyable activities in town, such as swimming, visiting museums or strolling through the pretty town square. 

The popular Botanical Garden in the summertime is an unexpected paradise of trees, flowers and shrubs with stunning views overlooking the fjord. It’s the northernmost botanical garden in the world and walking through the beautiful garden is a pleasant and peaceful experience and the perfect place to contemplate the diversity of life.

Akureyri boasts a collection of restaurants which use locally produced ingredients in their dishes, and charismatic coffee-houses, concentrated mainly in the town centre and in the trendy Listagil area - a street exclusively dedicated to culture, galleries and art.




Day 2: Day at your leisure – Optional Tours available

With Akureyri as your hub, you will have a collection of amazing excursions to choose from. We suggest visiting the surrounding area, such as the Lake Myvatn region or the Siglufjordur area.  Outdoor activities abound, including horseback riding, golf and hiking.  

Akureyri Art & City Walk

Northern Lights - Frozen Night, Mystery and Magic

Lake Myvatn - Afternoon & Evening

Lake Myvatn Classic

Siglufjordur & the Coastal Culture

Waterfall Dettifoss - Super Jeep Excursion

The Diamond Circle



Day 3: Flight to Reykjavik

Depending on your flight, you may have some time for a short excursion.  On your own, transfer to Akureyri‘s airport for your flight to Reykjavik.

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead.


Prices per person in EUR Winter 2018

Hotels Period Double Single Triple
Hotel Nordurland 03. January - 30. April 460 460 439
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 03. January - 30. April 515 630 n/a
Hotel Kea 03. January - 30. April 506 630 479

Prices per person in EUR Summer 2018

Hotels Period Double Single Triple
Hotel Nordurland 01. - 15. May 489 558 473
Hotel Nordurland 16. - 31. May & 16. - 30. September 517 604 499
Hotel Nordurland 01. June - 15. September 622 771 589
Hotel Kea 01. - 16. May & 16. - 30. September 561 674 537
Hotel Kea 01. June - 15. September   696 887 652
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 01. - 16. May 635 782 n/a
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 17. May - 22. September 771 1.054 n/a
Icelandair Hotel Akureyr 23. - 30. September 652 816 n/a

Prices do not include airport tax.

Airport tax as per 1.May 2016 EUR 36 r/t EUR 28 r/t for children.

Children rate

Infants 0-1 years: Free of charge.

Children 2-11 years sharing a room with 2 adults will receive 25% discount from the listed price

Discount does not apply to airport taxes.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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