General Information

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 many 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, approx. a 40 minutes flight. By car the route, just following highway 1 northbound, takes about 5 hours (386 km).

How to Get There: Domestic

Several options are available for transportation between Reykjavík and Akureyri, as well as other destinations within North Iceland and Akureyri. One can select from flying, taking a public bus along the ordinary road system or a tour-bus over the highland-route Kjölur (summer only) or drive privately.

How to Get There: International

Many airlines offer scheduled routes to Iceland - to Keflavík International Airport (in south of Iceland) from destination all over e.g. Europe and USA. A list of airlines and destinations can be viewed on Keflavik Airports homepage.

Getting Around in Akureyri

Akureyri is a compact and easily accessible town with everything in a short distance. The bus stop for all the local city buses is located close by the town square and the taxi station.

Car Rentals & Bus Companies

There are several car rentals and bus companies available in Akureyri. Below you find a list of the companies with contact information.

Free City Bus

All transportation with-in the town with the city buses are free of charge. The buses drive in circles that begin and end by the main stop in the city center, each circle take 30 to 50 minutes depending on the route.

Islands Hrísey & Grímsey

To travel to the two islands that are a part of the municipality of Akureyri, public transport is available all year. With scheduled ferry's as well as a scheduled flight to the island of Grímsey.

Akureyri Airport

Akureyri International Airport is one of four international airports in Iceland and the only one located in North Iceland. It is open all year round. There are several daily flights to Reykjavík, good connections to other destinations in North Iceland, as well as scheduled flights to Greenland.


There are two parking zones in the center of Akureyri, P1 and P2. The charging hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 - 16:00.