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

Activities > Winter

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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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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Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

Visitors coming to Akureyri during Christmas and New Year can enjoy the fascinating festive celebrations of the holidays with colourful decorations and lights during Christmas followed by an enourmouse bonfire and fireworks show that lights up the night sky above the town during New Year.
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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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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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Heli Skiing

Heli Skiing

Heli skiing is a very popular sport in North Iceland is constantly growing. The position just below the Arctic Circle with the mountains rising straight out of the sea allows for a skiing experience of a lifetime, skiing all the way down to the ocean basking in the rays of the Midnight Sun. This can give the concept of night skiing a whole new meaning.
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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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Husky Tours

Husky Tours

Have you ever dreamed of sliding through snowy landscapes in harmony with nature and the power of huskies? This is an adventure where you control the sledge under the supervision of an experienced dog sled guide.
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Ice climbing

Ice climbing

Kaldakinn is located in northeast of Iceland. It takes only about 50 minutes to drive to Kaldakinn from Akureyri. Take road number 1 east from Akureyri, then road number 85 to Húsavík and finally road number 851 which lead you to the farm Björg. From our farm the climbing area are all within 10 min walking distance (200 m. - 5 km).
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Ice fishing

Ice fishing

Experience the winter wonderland of the north in the ice fishing day tour. Season: Desember - Apríl
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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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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights – also called Aurora Borealis – are one of the most spectacular shows on earth and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings. Season: September through April.
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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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Skiing

Skiing

Eyjafjördur Fjord is one of the best places in Iceland for cross-country and downhill skiing. Five ski centers are in the area as well as off pist opportunities in the high mountains surrounding the fjord. The Akureyri's ski resort Mt. Hlídarfjall is one of the best ski areas in Iceland, only in about 8 minutes drive from the town center. Season: beginning of December till end of April.
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Snow Cat Tours

Snow Cat Tours

The mountain "Kaldbakur" is 1,173 m high and the highest mountain on the north side of Eyjafjörður, offering a great view of the surroundings. On the West side of the mountain is a small glacier.
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Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobiling is a fun way of spending a day in North of Iceland. If you like action and beautiful landscape snowmobiling is ideal and very easy to book as well. Pick up is available from hotels and guesthouses. Season: October-April
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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Wide open is all about walking, nature and exploring new horizons away from the crowd. During the winter, when the fjord is covered in snow, we put on our snowshoes and enter the frozen landscapes around Akureyri.
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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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