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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Akureyri and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Akureyri activities? We have 37 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Buggytour - Hour of fun in Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 186.32


You will have an hour of fun in the buggy. We will drive to the nearby forest in the buggy's and have an adrenaline filled hour of excitement. Coffe, tea, cake and use of the hot tub is all included in the price.

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Diamond Circle

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 384.28


Fly through the landscape of The Game of Thrones and Oblivion in this breathtaking flight of 60 to 80 minutes.    <br />Marvel at the rugged Icelandic landscape as you fly over some of the highest point of the north of Iceland. Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods), Lake<strong> </strong>Mývatn and Dettifoss, Europe´s mightiest waterfall.

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 477.44


Soar above some of the most amazing pearls of the highlands in this 2.5 to 3-hour ultimate tour with a sand-strip landing in the heart of the highlands. Get an astonishing aerial perspective of the Askja caldera, Lake Mývatn, and the queen of all Icelandic mountains, Herðubreið. The trip would not be completed without flying above the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier, the largest and most voluminous... Read More

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Arctic Circle Express

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 465.79


Fly across the Arctic Circle in this 3 hours tour that will take you to the charming Grímsey Island, home of one hundred people - and one million seabirds including the picturesque Puffins. We will land in the Island and stop for about 2 hours to feast on a sample of authentic Icelandic food and drinks, and experience this unique place.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Fat Bike Tour at Lake Mvatn from Reykjahl

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 173.51


Fat bikes are the perfect way to enjoy the rougher trails in summer, and the snowy hills, mountains and the frozen lake in winter. They have fat tires which make it easier to ride over rough and snowy terrain. You can enjoy lake Mývatn by fat bike all year round! This 2-hour fat bike tour is fully guided and starts from Reykjahlíð village at Lake Mývatn. The tour takes you to the hills and mountains... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Akureyri Arctic Circle Express

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 308.59


Cross the Arctic Circle, a bucket list adventure for many, meet whales and puffins and visit Grimsey Island. A gem, populated by just 80 courageous farmers and fishermen. <br /><br />At the harbor in the heart of Akureyri you will board a large boat for a sail to Grimsey Island. On the sail, which lasts 2,5-hours, you will meet whales and cross the Arctic Circle and enjoy the beautiful scenery of... Read More

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Day Cruises

Cruise to the Pearl of the North - Hrsey Island

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 257.35


Join us for a scenic boat trip from Akureyri to Hrísey Island where you will enjoy a guided tour on a tractor, have delicious meal (catch of the day) at a restaurant and get entertained with an evening musical program. <br /><br />During this captivating, wraparound adventure you will be swept off to the most awe-inspiring uniqueness of the island Hrísey, in the north of Iceland. The... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Lake Mvatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 287.63


Embark on a 4x4 Jeep tour to Lake Mývatn and the surroundings. Explore the North of iceland and see enchanting places such as Goðafoss waterfall (waterfall of the gods), Dettifoss waterfall (Europe´s most powerful waterfall), hot spring and pseudo crater areas and more.

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Lake Mvatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 227.08


Hop on a 4x4 jeep tour that takes you along the route of Goðafoss waterfall, pseudo crater areas and the Mývatn Nature baths, the blue lagoon of the North.

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Day Trips

Northern Lights from Akureyri in a 4x4 Jeep

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 133.92


4x4 JEEP TOURS: Northern lights hunting in the north, Join our jeep and escape the light pollution of the city and go with us outside Akureyri to see the amazing Northern lights. The Northern Lights viewing for this winter looking to be very active and there are few better places to see them than in the North around Akureyri.

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Day Trips

Day Tour from Akureyri to Kerlingarfjll Highlands

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 414.56


Enjoy this guided day tour to one of the pearls of the Highlands located in the Kjölur highland and get a once in life time opportunity to bathe in a natural hot spring in Hveravellir.

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Day Trips

Diamond Circle Tour with Waterfalls and Amazing Landscapes from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 319.07


Embark on 4x4 Jeep tour to the diamond circle and explore majestic placesincluding Waterfall Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn, Hverir (hot springs), Víti (crater), Waterfall Dettifoss and the Glacial Canyon.

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Day Trips

From Akureyri All in one Myvatn Godafoss Dettifoss Selfoss cave and the baths

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
Priced From: USD 260.85


<strong>Lake Mývatn</strong> and the surroundings is a must see while exploring the north! <br />Visit to <strong>Goðafoss</strong> waterfall (waterfall of the gods), <strong>Dettifoss</strong> waterfall (Europe´s most powerful waterfall)... Read More

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Day Trips

Horseriding tour in Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 104.80


At Skjaldarvik we offer riding tours where people get a chance to learn about the Icelandic horse under expert supervision. The tour will take about 1,5 hours and will take you through the beautiful surroundings around our guesthouse. <br /><br />After the riding tour you can have a cup of coffee or teas with cake and enjoy the beautiful view from our hot tub.

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Day Trips

Northern Lights Day Trip from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 115.28


View the spectacular Northern Lights on a 2.5-hour guided coach tour from Akureyri. Leave the electric glow of the city behind and venture into Iceland's countryside to seek out the Aurora Borealis, one of nature's most wondrous phenomena. As you gaze up at the shimmering night sky, hear more about the science behind this occurrence from your knowledgeable guide.

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Day Trips

Lake Myvatn Day Trip from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 390.10


Experience the surreal landscapes around Lake Mývatn on a guided day trip from Akureyri. Marvel at the magnificent features of North Iceland's volcanic countryside, including the famous Goðafoss waterfall, the unique lava stacks at Dimmuborgir and the 300-meter-wide Víti explosion crater. Dine at a local restaurant and let your stress melt away in the relaxing geothermal water of Mývatn Nature Baths.... Read More

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Day Trips

Lofthellir Cave Exploration from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 260.85


Discover the wondrous underground world of Lofthellir cave on this guided day tour from Akureyri. Journey out to the volcanic Lake Mývatn, then venture further into the desolate wilderness of North Iceland. Pass by Mt Hverfell and Lúdentarborgir crater row, before pulling up near the base of Mt Hvannfell. Follow your guide across a barren lava field and head underneath the Earth's surface to explore the... Read More

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Day Trips

Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 330.71


Discover northern Iceland`s Diamond Circle on a full-day tour from Akureyri! With a knowledgeable guide, check off the incredible natural wonders, volcanic sites and geologic formations that pepper the route around Lake M&yacute;vatn and H&uacute;sav&iacute;k village. See the thundering falls of Godafoss (Go&eth;afoss) and Dettifoss; gaze in awe at the boiling mud springs of Hverir; and stop for... Read More

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Day Trips

Askja Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 15 hours
Priced From: USD 425.04


Experience the barren interior of Iceland and the lunar-like landscape where NASA trained the Apollo Astronauts. On this Askja Caldera tour you also catch a glimpse of iconic natural wonders such as Her&eth;ubrei&eth; Mountain, Her&eth;ubrei&eth;arlindir Oasis and J&ouml;kuls&aacute; &aacute; Fj&ouml;llum Glacial River. You might also be able to spot trolls, ghosts and other creatures that are... Read More

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Day Trips

Lake Myvatn Volcanic Lava Hike from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 250.36


The Wilderness Lava Walk tour is a small group hiking tour exploring the Krafla lava fields, created by the massive volcanic eruptions between 1975 and 1984. The Lake Mývatn area, both the nature and the society, are heavily influenced by the eruptions. The newly created lava fields give a unique opportunity to see first hand how geological activities sculpt the landscape. Our expert local guide will also give you a... Read More

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Day Trips

Lake Myvatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 231.73


Lake Mývatn Classic tour takes you on an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology and saga. The Lake Mývatn area is by many considered the most beautiful and at the same time the most catastrophic place in Iceland.

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Day Trips

White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrmsstair: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 243.38


Exciting rapids, mind-blowing scenery, and one of the most remote single-day river settings on Earth make the East Glacial River Iceland's signature rafting trip! Get right into the action and see for yourself why the &ldquo;East&rdquo; has been consistently rated as one of... Read More

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Day Trips

Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrmsstair: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 144.40


Gentle rapids, stunning&nbsp;scenery, and natural riverside hot springs make the West Glacial River the perfect playground for paddlers of&nbsp;all&nbsp;ages! Float through the spectacular glacial canyons and experience Iceland beyond the reach of motors and foot.

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Day Trips

Full-Day Askja and Viti Volcano tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 419.22


Embark on this superb super jeep tour from Akureyri to some of the most popular attractions in northern Iceland. Volcanos and the marvelous lake Myvatn are among the natural highlights you can expect on this tour with your guide. This full-day tour from Akureyri is a shared, small-group experience with maximum of 12 participants per guide.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

3-Hour Whale Watching Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 117.61


Explore the wildlife of Eyjafjordur on this 3-hour tour of the fjord as the boat cruises calmly about the water. This tour takes you through prime whale watching areas while a professional guide enriches your knowledge of the ecosystem around you, as well as the history and the folklore of the area. Choose from one of six departure times when you book.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Akureyri Whale Watching Extreme

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 204.95


Join us for a thrilling 2-hour adventure racing through the fjord between the mountains in search of the magnificent creatures of the sea along with our best and most experienced guides.<br /><br />The Whale Watching Extreme Tour is a fast paced power tour in our powerful RIB boats. Experience the panoramic view of Akureyri, especially beautiful at night. <br /><br />We will only be... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale-Watching Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 81.51


Watch out for whales, dolphins and more on a 3-hour whale-watching tour. Choose a start time to suit your schedule with an optional hotel pickup and drop-off from Akureyri, and then cruise from Dalvik into the waters for close-up views of north Iceland's marine creatures and birdlife. Complimentary use of extra-warm Icelandic clothing is offered plus refreshments and a hot drink while on board. On the way back, try your hand... Read More

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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 102.00


Experience the incredible humpbacks in the Eyjafjord on board our comfortable sight seeing ship. Family friendly and great value whale watching tour operated up to 4 times a day from Akureyri in North Iceland.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale Watching and Horse Riding from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 205.00


This combo is a must-do for nature and animal lovers. Enjoy the views and sights on the countryside of Akureyri whilst riding an Icelandic horse, before embarking on a whale watching tour, viewing whales and that same exact nature from a different angle!

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Whale Watching and White-Water Rafting from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 326.00


This combo is a must do for thrill seekers and nature/wildlife enthusiasts alike. Get your dose of adrenaline on the white river and watch some of the largest creatures of the animal kingdom roam free, feeding and playing in the fjord!

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 182.00


Leave behind Akureyri for this 2-hour whale watching experience. Limited to only 8 travelers, board your boat with a guide who can answer your questions and provide personal service. Search the ocean for humpback whales and other wildlife. This tour includes all necessary safety equipment. Choose between one of four departure times when you book

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Rafting Tour from Hafgrmsstair: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 1687.34


Far more than just a rafting expedition, this trip is a highlight reel of desert moonscapes, sprawling glaciers, hot springs, super-jeep crossings, world-class whitewater, remote mountain cabins, and gourmet riverside cuisine, all in the heart of north Iceland's most pristine and otherwise... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Evening 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri: Waterfall of the Gods

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 137.41


4x4 Jeep Tour: Goðafoss “waterfall of the gods” is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland falling from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.

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Night Cruises

Akureyri Northern Lights Cruise

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 112.96


Experience a magical 2.5-hour cruise watching the Northern lights under the starry night-sky in the magnificent Eyjafjordur. The intensity of Northern Lights activity is highest in the Arctic and since the northern part of Iceland stretches out into the arctic, Akureyri is one of the best places to go to if you want to enjoy this wonder. <br /><br />Our first class comfort boat departs from the harbor in the... Read More

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Night Tours

Northern Lights Cruise from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 95.00


The Northern Lights are arguably mother natures most fascinating display of artistry! This 2 hr. cruise is a great way to experiencing the magical light show all while viewing Akureyri city from a different angle. A wonderful sailing into the dark night!It's dark, you're outside and everything is quiet. A flicker of light in the sky grabs your attention. Pale and modest at first, soon intense and... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

4X4 Private Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 1496.37


Join the private day tour for 1-8 person from Akureyri and we help you to organize your perfect day around Akureyri, to Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss or wherever you like to go surround this area. North Iceland is a veritable string of jewels, whose nature attracts people of all ages.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: ’Game of Thrones’ North of the Wall Locations and Mvatn Nature Baths

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 232.61


Combine Iceland's natural splendors with dramatic 'Game of Thrones' TV locations, on a full-day tour from Akureyri. With a private guide, passionate about the popular HBO series, explore the rugged, snow-capped landscapes that set the scene for countless episodes 'north of the Wall.' See where the... Read More

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