Activities

Information on Akureyri, North Iceland. Some of the attractions are the nothern lights, Grímsey Island and Hrísey Island, nature, waterfalls, skiing, ski

Activities

Activities and Opening Hours

Activities and Opening Hours

Choose the season you intend to visit Akureyri and find a list with ideas of activities and opening hours in museums, shops ect.. At least four different seasons are presented: Summer, Winter, Christmas & New Year and Easter.
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Bird watching

Bird watching

Many good places for bird watching are within Akureyri and its surroundings. Four bird watching houses are available with a picture overview of all the most common birds found in the area. Three houses are within the town itself (Naustaborgir, Krossanesborgir and the estuary of river Eyjafjarðará) and one in the island Hrísey which also belongs to Akureyri. 
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Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Boat tours and sea angling is offered with the boat Húni II, departing from the harbour by the town center.
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Bowling

Bowling

The bowling "Keilan Akureyri" has eight rinks. It is located in the Old town aprox 5 minutes walk from the town center. Season: All year.
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Bus and Jeep Excursions

Bus and Jeep Excursions

Several operators offer excursions in and around Akureyri. Tours are mainly offered in jeeps or buses and vary from a few hours up to whole day tours. Season: All year.
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Children & Activities

Children & Activities

Akureyri is a town with many playgrounds, football fields, biking and walking paths. The Kjarnaskogur woods, Akureyri Swimming pool and the duck-pond below it are popular places to visit all year long. For winter sport one should choose the ski area in Mt. Hlíðarfjall and the Skating rink or just visit a snowy hill with the sled. Season: All year.
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Cycling and Buggy Tours

Cycling and Buggy Tours

Akureyri offers good conditions for cycling. You can find many paths and trails to bike along within the town as well as in the surrounding area. Saga Travel offers motor bike tours from Akureyri. www.sagatravel.is
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Diving and Snorkling

Diving and Snorkling

Individual dives or a 4 day diving adventure all over Iceland.
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Fishing

Fishing

Here you can find information about fishing around Akureyri.
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Forest - Woods

Forest - Woods

Kjarnaskógur Woods is an attractive wooded area with possibilities for a variety of recreational activities. The area is owned by Akureyri Municipal Council but is under the guardianship of the Eyjafjörður Forestry Commission. Season: All year.
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Golf

Golf

The Akureyri golf course (Jadar) has the appearance of a moorland course. The par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. The golf course is the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf course, according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
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Hiking & Walking in Akureyri

Hiking & Walking in Akureyri

Numerous possibilities are available for hiking in and around Akureyri. Within the town limits there are many interesting recreation areas and hiking paths. For those who like to go up into the heights we recommend a walk up to the mountain Súlur raising 1214 meters over the sea level or the highest mountain in the fjord Kerling (1538). Touring clubs and private companies offer guided walks throughout the year and each summer three hiking weeks are organized, all taking place in the beginning of the following months; June, July and August.
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Horse riding

Horse riding

Riding tours on the Icelandic horse is a must experience! Several riding companies offer tours at various length. Two of the companies are based close to Akureyri or only in about 5-20 minutes drive from the town centre. Season: All year.
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Museums

Museums

In Akureyri you find several museums ranging from an Aviation museum to traditional museums like a Library and Art museum. During summer they have open almost daily but during winter they are mainly open Saturdays and upon request. Season: All year (with some limitation in openinghours during winter).
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Rafting

Rafting

Wether it is spectacular combination of deep canyon scenery and relentless heart-pumping whitewater, or a fun family adventure combined with relaxation and scenery, rafting is a good way of spending a day. Season: June-August
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Sightseeing Flights

Sightseeing Flights

The Airlines Mýflug/Norlandair and Circle Air operate sightseeing flights from Akureyri airport and offers different types of tours in the north. Season: All year.
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Skating

Skating

The Skate Club of Akureyri was established in 1937 and runs a first class skating rink. Season: beginning of September until middle of May.
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Swimming - Thermal pools

Swimming - Thermal pools

Going swimming in a thermal pool is a must in Iceland. The water is pure, clean and warm. There are several thermal pools in Akureyri but the most popular is the Akureyri thermal pool "Sundlaug Akureyrar". It has two outdoor pools, slides, sauna, tubs ect. Season: All year.
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Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

Several travel agencies and tour operators are based in Akureyri and surrounding areas. They all offer different kind of tours and activities for individuals and groups. Varying from traditional guided bus tours to yoga programs, hiking and snowmobiling.
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Walking Tours with Guide and a Map of Walking Paths

Walking Tours with Guide and a Map of Walking Paths

Akureyri is a good town to walk in either you do it on your own or with some local guides. You find maps with some suggestions or you can call the guides and joine them on a historical walk through the old town of Akureyri. If you should get tired you can always jump onboard one of the nearest city buses (it is for free) and it will return you to the center of town.
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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

North of Iceland is one of the best places to watch whales. In the fjord "Eyjafjörður" where Akureyri is, conditions for whale watching are good and within the shelter of the mountains surrounding the fjord. Several operators offer whale-watching tours in the area. Season: All year.
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