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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).

Air Iceland Connect offers daily flights throughout the year, up to 10 times a day between Reykjavik and Akureyri. Scheduled bus route between Reykjavik and Akureyri are offered up to four times a day with the company Strætó. During the summer, the bus company SBA also offers scheduled bus route between Reykjavík and Akureyri across the highland route Kjölur.

Scheduled bus routes between Akureyri and several other towns and villages in the north and the east of Iceland are offered by Strætó e.g.  Dalvík, Ólafsfjörður, Siglufjörður, Húsavík and Egilsstaðir. 

The ferries Sæfari (Grímsey) and Sævar (Hrísey) offer scheduled tours to the local islands Grímsey and Hrísey. Norlandair offers scheduled flight to the island of Grímsey. But both islands (Hrísey and Grímsey) are a part of the municipality of Akureyri. 

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 Overview of routes.