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Boat excursions

Akureyri Municipality owns and manages the old oak boat "Huni II", that can be rented out for short excursions and trips in the fjörð. It is popular among locals to rent it for special events for groups, firms, etc. The boat has capacity for up to 100 passengers. Departure from the "Torfunefsbryggja" dock (below city centre).
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Children & activities

Akureyri is a town with many green areas, playgrounds, football fields, biking and walking paths etc. The Akureyri Swimming pool with water slides, children's pool and hot pots is a must. The duck-pond below the pool and the botanical garden with its small ponds, bridges, pathways and open areas are popular places to visit.
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Escape Akureyri

Real-life escape games are uniquely exciting entertainment that are suitable for friends, families, colleagues and schoolmates.
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Local Day Tour & Activity Operators

Akureyri and its surrounding areas provide great opportunities for varied and exciting excursions and sightseeing tours in jeeps or minibuses that vary from a few hours up to several days or weeks.
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Travel Agencies

Travel Agencies in Akureyri can supply all kinds of services including accommodation, tours and activities with no time limit.
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Tricycle (rickshaw) Ecotours

Bike Tours in Tricycle (other common names for this kind of vehicle are: Pedicap / Rickshaw / Threewheeler / Tricycle). This is a good service for reduced mobility people if they can not walk far, for couples with small child or for everyone who want to enjoy sightseeing tour in Akureyri in different and comfortable way. It is totally eco-friendly!
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Heli Skiing

The potential for world class down hill skiing is mind blowing with thousands of slopes and peaks waiting for their first descent with vertical descents of up to 1500m or almost 5000ft.
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White Water 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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Frisbee Golf

In Akureyri we have 5 Frisbee Golf fields that are operative on the summer months.
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Bird Watching

Many good places for bird watching are within Akureyri and its surroundings. In total 11 sites provide favorable conditions, easy access, and services – at the minimum parking, footpaths, information signs about the area and/or hides.
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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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Grímsey Island

Grimsey island - far away in the north: the home of one hundred people and one million seabirds. Courageous fishermen live there with their families. The island stands alone far out on the horizon, a blue cliff, surrounded by the wide Arctic Ocean, about 40 km off the north coast of Iceland; it is about 5 square kilometres in area.
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Walking Tours With Guide

Akureyri is ideal for walking and hiking. There are several paths to choose from.
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Guided walks and hikes. Maps

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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Horseback riding

It's an unforgettable experience to enjoy icelandic nature on the back of the unique beautiful icelandic horse.
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Cycling tracks, bike rental and bike 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.
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Hrísey Island

Hrísey is a peaceful island in the middle of Eyjafjörður. The island is a well known paradise for bird watchers and the most abundant of all birds on the island is the ptarmigan. It only takes about 15 minutes to sail with the ferry from Árskógssandur over to Hrísey island.
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Dog sledding / Dog scootering

You, as a musher, will be actively working while steering the sledge in order to support the huskies. The tour will take place in the vicinity of Akureyri.
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Whale Watching

In many places in the North you can join a whale-watching tour; Eyjafjörður is a good location to see whales.
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Ice Climbing

Ice climbing with expert guides in winter time.
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Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

Visitors coming to Akureyri during Christmas and New Year can enjoy the cultural festive celebrations of the holidays along with colourful Christmas lights & decorations. New Year´s Eve is greatly celebrated in Iceland and you can attend an enormous town bonfire and watch a fantastic firework display that lights up the night sky above the town.
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Kaldi Beer Spa

Beer bath, where you bathe in both young beer and live beer yeast, without showering it of until some hours later, has an extremely powerful effect on the body and skin. This treatment is both cleansing for the skin and has a very positive effect on health.
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Forests - Woods

South of Akureyri is Iceland's most visited forest Kjarnaskogur. The recreational area is approx 600ha with more than 1 million trees of many species planted within the last 50 years.
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Diving and Snorkeling

Strytan Divecenter is owned and operated by Erlendur Bogason, your personal diving guide.
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Gyms and Spas

In Akureyri there is a good selection of gyms and spas to choose from.
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Photo Tours

Guided tours focusing on taking great photos: both in daylight during summer and night during winter/aurora season.
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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.
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Ice Skating

The Skating Club of Akureyri was established in 1937 and runs a fist class ice rink. The Rink is open from middle of august until middle of May. The Rink is located in the southest end of the Old town and is in walking distance from Centrum. To travel with bus, take bus number 1 or 3 and go out at the Skating Rink.
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Skiing

The ski-slopes, just 5 km above the town, are fantastic and among the best in Iceland for cross-country and downhill skiing.
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Snowmobile Tours

Breathtaking snowmobile tours in snowy landscape close to Akureyri.
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Snow Cat Tours

Akureyri is surrounded by steep mountains. A snow cat ride up on top during cold winter with beautiful views over and accross the fjord is an amazing experience.
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Snowshoeing

Wide open is all about walking, nature and exploring new horizons away from the crowd.
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Summer chairlift rides at Mt. Hlíðarfjall

During summer the main ski lift in Mt. Hlíðarfjall is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from middle July until the end of August.
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Swimming in Thermal Pools

The Akureyri Swimming Pool is one of the most popular attractions in Akureyri. It is open all year round.
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SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great workout, it’s safe and therapeutic to the mind and body.
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Museums

In Akureyri you find several museums ranging from The Aviation museum to traditional museums like a Library and Art museum.
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Sightseeing Flights

Iceland from above is a whole new experience.
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Fishing

The countryside surrounding Akureyri offers fly fishing opportunities, lakes and sea shores for experts as well for beginners.
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Ice Fishing

The lake holds small arctic char and big brown trout and the odds are in your favor since it is not unusual to catch up to 15-20 char a day with the occasional huge brown trout.
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Shopping

Shops in Akureyri are mainly concentrated in two places, the city centre along the street Hafnarstæti and in the shopping mall Glerártorg by the street Glerárgata.
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