Akureyri is a town in the centre north of Iceland. 


It is the fifth largest municipality of Iceland and it is often referred as the Capital of northern Iceland. The area was settled in 9th century by Helgi Eyvindarson.

This town is located on the west side of Eyjafjordur fjord and it is sorrounded by mountains. In late 2018 a road tunnel named Vadlaheidargong was opened, allowing travelers heading east to avoid Vikurskard pass and reduce sensibly the driving times. 

It is a few hours from Reykjavik by car, or around half an hour by plane. Plane connections are provided daily from Reykjavik Domestic airport or sometimes after international flights reach Keflavik International. The main carrier is Air Iceland Connect.


Here you can visit Akureyrarkirkja, which is located near the coast.

Tourists can go horseback riding in the sorroundings, whale watching, visit the Arctic Botanic Gardens or enjoy a few hours of shopping in the shopping centres or in the main touristic road.Β 

Don’t forget to eat at Akureyri Fish and Chips! HakarlΒ  and Plokkfiskur can be tasted here and surely are worthy.