Iceland is situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, only about 3 hours flight from many European cities and about 6 hours flight from the east cost of the United States. There are several airlines providing flights to Iceland and some even fly directly to Akureyri. When arriving in the south the easiest way to get up north is by flying from the airport in Reykjavik to Akureyri, a 45 minutes flight. By car the route, just following highway 1 northbound, takes about 5 hours.
Air Iceland offers daily flights through out the year, up to 13 times a day between Reykjavik and Akureyri. Norlandair offers scheduled flight to the island of Grímsey which belongs to Akureyri. Scheduled bus tours between Reykjavik and Akureyri are offered up to several times a day with the company Strætó. During the summer bus company SBA also offer scheduled bus tours between Reykjavík and Akureyri. Strætó also offers scheduled bus routes to several towns and villages in the north and the east of Iceland. Within the local area surrounding Akureyri scheduled tours are offered between Akureyri and Dalvík, Ólafsfjörður, Siglufjörður and Húsavík.
The ferries Sæfari (to Grímsey) and Sævar (to Hrísey) offer scheduled tours to the local islands Grímsey and Hrísey.
During summer 2016 Ambassador Whale Watching will offer Arctic Circle Express Tour with a stop in Grímsey island. For further information and booking please visit www.ambassador.is
If travelling with private car in Akureyri please assure to get a parking-clock, available at the tourist information in HOF, at banks, some shops and gasoline stations. Follow the instructions on the clocks, and regulations regarding free parking areas. The free parking time is different according to each area ranging from 15 minutes up to several hours.
City bus in Akureyri:
Note that in Akureyri all transport with the local - city buses - are for free. Normally buses are on route between 6.25 am until 23.03 pm all weekdays. For timetable and driving schedule during weekends see City bus - overview and Overview of routs.