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Things to Do in Akureyri

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 35 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 201.79


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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Photograph and feed Icelandic horses

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 49.19


If you have no experience with horses this is the perfect our for you. We will explain everything that makes the Icelandic horses special and make sure you'll get some pretty pictures with one of out beautiful horses.

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Diamond Circle

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 416.19


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 517.08


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, the NASA astronauts´s training grounds and the queen of all Icelandic mountains, Mt Herðubreið. The trip would not be completed without flying above the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier, the... Read More

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Arctic Circle Express

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 554.92


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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Attraction Tickets

Dettifoss Waterfall Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 272.41


Experience the magic of the great Waterfall Dettifoss and its surroundings. The combined width and height make it the most powerful waterfall in Europe and we take our time to find the best sites for taking photos along the glacial canyon edge, depending on weather and other conditions during that particular day.

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Arctic Coastline and Micro Brewery

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 195.48


The Arctic Coastline &amp; Micro Brewery Tour gives you an opportunity to experience the coastal life in Eyjafjörður Fjord and Tröllaskagi Peninsula. The picturesque coastline route, with the mountains of hovering above, is a road less traveled and offers the tranquility of rural Iceland.

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Cultural Tours

waterfalls of gods godafoss and myvatn Nature baths

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 240.00


you wanna experience the beauty of the waterfall in winter mood, see the waterfall of the gods that is always beautiful to see winter and summer, and when we are finished to enjoy the waterfall it is a drive to lake mývatn with a nice sightseeing around the lake and then take a good time to... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Winter Wonderland Day Trip From Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 252.00


Discover the northern christmas spirit in blend with relaxing time and amazing nature in the winter dress, this tour combined the nature and landscape, waterfall, icelandic historical creatures our yule lads and maybe trolls, relaxing time in geothermal blue water and santa house with a local story teller all way through your trip.<br />You'll get a luxury experience at an affordable price as you'll travel in a small... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Diamond Circle Classic Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 to 11 hrs
Priced From: USD 250.97


The Diamond Circle Classic tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through Iceland's most catastrophic area.

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Custom Private Tours

Private Luxury Tour of North Iceland-Your own trip

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 1270.00


Jump aboard this private day tour of north Iceland, and personalise what see based on your interests and desires. Over eight hours, your guide will take you wherever you want to go in this spectacular, diverse region.This tour starts when you are picked up from Akureyri, and finishes when you are dropped back off. What you fill the time in between with is entirely up to you. Of course, your... Read More

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Day Spas

Wellness of Local Beer Spa

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 183.00


One of the best relaxing and luxury tour from Akureyri, with professional Driver/Guide transport and admission to the beer bath and good taste of local beer.<br /><br />we start from Akureyri where we will pick you up at your guesthouse or hotel.<br /><br />Do you wanna feel how is to relax and get a different treatment from a local beer,<br />this tour is all about relaxing and how a luxury beer... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Lake Mvatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 297.64


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.... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Lake Mvatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 213.14


Hop on a small group tour with a personal service that takes you along the route of Goðafoss waterfall, pseudo crater areas, Dimmuborgir, Hverir in Námafjall (boiling mud pots) 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 166.48


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 375.83


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 312.77


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

Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small-Group Tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 282.50


Visit Goðafoss waterfall, Dettifoss waterfall, and Selfoss waterfall on this guided, 10-hour small-group tour from Akureyri. You will also stop at the hot springs in Hverarönd in Námaskarð and the Mývatn Nature Baths. Hotel or airport pickup is available upon request.

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Day Trips

Horseriding tour in Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 119.81


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

Grand Lake Mvatn (all included)

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 295.00


This tour connect amazing nature, fantastic local farm cuisine and relaxing time at geothermal hot spring at mývatn nature baths and also this is cheapest and best option to get all in one package all in a luxury small group SUV so you can enjoy at the most with professional local Guide/driver.

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Day Trips

Artic Sigl-Kaldi Beer spa & Meal (All included lux tour)

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 311.00


Experience in one of our finest luxury tours the beautiful coastline of eyjafj&ouml;r&eth;ur the coastal living on this tour of North Iceland, where you will traverse through the villages of the Troll Peninsula before participating in local Kaldi beer-baths in... Read More

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Day Trips

Lofthellir Cave Exploration from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 282.50


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 358.18


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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Lake Myvatn Classic Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
Priced From: USD 181.61


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

Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 11 to 12 hrs
Priced From: USD 353.13


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 Herðubreið Mountain, Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis and Jökulsá á Fjöllum Glacial River. You might also be able to spot trolls, ghosts and other creatures that are said to live in the area and... Read More

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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 269.89


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 156.39


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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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 209.00


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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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 12 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 Expedition: Glaciers, Hot Springs, and Grade 4 Whitewater

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 1953.57


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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Night Cruises

Akureyri Northern Lights Night Cruise

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 100.89


Experience this magical 2.5-hour cruise watching the Northern lights under the starry night-sky in the magnificent Eyjafjordur. You will arrive at Torfunefsbryggja Harbor, prior to your departure at 9:30pm. Snacks and drinks available on board, but not included. On board. you will find heated indoor cabins, great viewing decks for photo opportunities.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

4X4 Private Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 1242.26


Join the private day tour for 1-6 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 Lake Mvatn

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 1351.99


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

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Transport to and from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 205.00


private or group transfer To and from Akureyri all around north iceland the price is for the car and driver for one hour timeing.<br /><br />we offer this as a private pick up or drop off and you chose destination you can book 1-8 hour if you want to we can custom a special tour even for you <br /><br />just have a open minded we want to have a personal and professional service.

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