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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 39 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour: The Golden Circle 4x4 Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Priced From: USD 1330.67


We will take your group to places not seen by the tourists in the big lorries. In our private tour we can bring you to see the most delicate and secluded spots in Iceland, truly unique in the world and show you the best our country has to offer. 'Travel small and see it all'<br>We can control... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Photograph and feed Icelandic horses

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.13


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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Horse Riding

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.00


<strong>SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:&nbsp;</strong>All skill levels welcome from beginner to expert riders. <strong>AVAILABILITY:</strong>&nbsp;Summer (April-September) <strong>NOTE:</strong>&nbsp;In case of pick up please arrange with us prior (additional fees may apply). If arriving by car please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Wear... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Super Jeep Tour: Diamond Circle

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 1374.65


After pick up,the first stop of the day is at Goðafoss than its on to Dimmuborgir at Lake Mývatn, Námaskarð after exploring Lake Myvatn. Dettifoss is the next place on the agenda followed by Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss after the waterfalls we wisit Hlóðaklettar, Ásbyrgi, Tjörnes peninsula (home of the puffin), from Húsavík its direction Akureyri. Icelandic Highlands and... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Hot springs and waterfalls, private super jeep tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Priced From: USD 1041.40


On this tour we wisit, Goðafoss, Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargarfoss waterfalls.After having explored all those waterfalls its time for a refreshing bath in Laugarfell hot spring in the middle of the Icelandic highlands, view over Eyjafjörður on the way down from the highland,... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Laugafell hot springs, privat super jeep tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Priced From: USD 728.98


The drive up to the interior is both scenic and unique. Bathing in Laugafell hot spring is an unforgettable experience. The remoteness of the place leaves no one untouched. On the way back down the view over Eyjafjörður can be wonderfull. You will have a certified and local guide.<br>In the interior having a superjeep really comes in handy ,the ride is smooth on the bad roads and river crossings are safe.

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Air Tours

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Diamond Circle

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 381.85


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 Mývatn and Dettifoss, Europe´s mightiest waterfall.

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Christmas

Godafoss and Christmas house 4 hour shore trip

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


See the waterfall Goðafoss with a good time to explore the area and sights and end by visiting the special christmas house inside of Eyjafjörður, all in small group tour with local Chaffeur so you get a good sightseeing of the area and surrounding on country side from Akureyri.

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Cultural Tours

Local Life in the Fjord

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.53


Discover local life in the Fjord visiting small business. We start our trip in Akureyri and head south into the into the stunning Eyjafjordur. <br>Christmas House and Boutique Shop:<br>We visit the Christmas House and boutique shop which sells Scandinavian and European souvenirs. The Christmas House is built in a traditional Scandinavian style and demonstrates the unique Icelandic Christmas traditions.... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Premium sbyrgi Canyon & Coast

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Priced From: USD 265.00


See the unique and amazing canyon of Ásbyrgi, the waterfall of the gods Goðafoss, taste a good local Meal at Húsavík And relax in some of the geothermal natural baths in iceland like the Sea baths (when the open in july) <br>in a luxury fully guided tour with quality service.

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Cultural Tours

D-S-N Tour 1 Dinner, Spa & Northern Lights evening tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 219.00


D-S.N tour is all included tour for your best experience  <br>this tour starts at 18:00 pick up is around 17:45 at your Hotel or guesthouse and take about 5 hour total. <br>we offer a local dinner at the Restaurant before or after beer spa session. <br>beer spa session and... Read More

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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 our stunning waterfall goðafoss and get admission to the blue lagoon of the north the mývatn nature baths. <br>this tour is included transport, guide, and admission ticket to the nature baths before the hole traffic comes along, <br>in this... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Lofthellir Ice Cave from Lake Mvatn

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Priced From: USD 166.62


Join the Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour from Lake Mývatn and take part in an Adventure! The tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland.

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Cultural Tours

Lake Mvatn Tour from Akureyri Port

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
Priced From: USD 115.71


Lake Mývatn from Akureyri Port is a tour specially designed with the needs of Cruise Ship passengers in mind. We adjust the departure time and length so it will fit the docking time of each cruise ship at Akureyri Port. The return time is always 1 hour before ship's departure.

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Custom Private Tours

Private Luxury Tour of North Iceland-Your own trip

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 1670.00


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.<br>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 experienced local driver... Read More

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Day Spas

Wellness of Local Beer Spa

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 230.00


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>we start from Akureyri where we will pick you up at your guesthouse or hotel.<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 spa can get you to get... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Lake Mvatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Priced From: USD 273.08


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

Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 152.74


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

Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small-Group Tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Priced From: USD 259.19


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: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 109.93


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 (1 hour riding on the horse) and will take you through the beautiful surroundings around our guesthouse. <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

Prime Lake Mvatn with nature bath included

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 189.00


you wanna experience the beauty of our stunning waterfall goðafoss amazing sights of lake myvatn wonders and geothermal area, with a relaxation time and admission to the blue lagoon of the north the mývatn nature baths. <br>then this your tour to get the best sights and relation all in one tour in a small group or private options <br>this tour is included transport, guide, and admission ticket to the... Read More

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Day Trips

Grand Lake Mvatn Tour

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 & Dining Experience

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


Experience in one of our finest luxury tours the beautiful coastline of eyjafjörður 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 árskógssandur. If you are staying in or near Akureyri and want to get to know the wonderful and relaxing culture and enjoy the unique experience of the... Read More

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Day Trips

Private Artic Sigl-Kaldi Beer Spa & Dining Experience

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 1619.00


Experience in one of our finest luxury tours the beautiful coastline of eyjafjörður 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 árskógssandur. If you... Read More

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Day Trips

Private Grand Lux Lake Mvatn

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 1762.00


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

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

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 247.62


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 “East” has been consistently rated as one of Europe's best rafting... 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 143.48


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

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Hiking & Camping

Yoga & Hike Northern Lights Retreat in Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1943.94


Immerse yourself in the magic of Winter at 66° North: white-blanketed nature conveys calmness and harmony, open, wide space invites to enjoyable activities and observation of Northern Lights.

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Multi-day Tours

North Iceland Express 2-Day Private Tour from Reykjavik

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 1041.39


See the major attractions of North Iceland on this 2 day private tour from Reykjavík. Enjoy personalized attention from your local driver-guide as you marvel at the mighty Goðafoss waterfall as it plunges down; visit Dimmuborgir where the Icelandic Yule lads live and visit Akureyri - The... Read More

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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 1792.36


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

Waterfall of the Gods Evening 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 136.54


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

2.5 Hour Northern Lights Cruise in Reykjavik

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 92.57


Experience a magical 2.5-hour cruise watching the Northern lights under the starry night sky in the magnificent Faxaflói Bay. This cruise will keep you enchanted for the rest of your life. The intensity of Northern Lights activity is highest in the Arctic, making Reykjavik one of the best places to go to if you want to enjoy this wonder. The first class comfort boat Ambassador departs from the harbor in the... Read More

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Other Water Sports

Stand Up Paddle in the Midnight Sun

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


Join me on an unforgettable journey where we will paddle in the magnificent evening sun. <br>On this unique Stand Up Paddleboarding tour we will gear up and get ready to paddle in the peaceful fjord into the bright summer night.

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Ports of Call Tours

Northern Lights Classic

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Priced From: USD 63.64


This wonderful tour takes you hunting for Northern lights with an expert top rated local Northern Lights guide. Our hunt takes you from Akureyri town to the countryside away from the bright city lights so that the Northern Lights can be seen in all their beauty and colours. The local guide will share Icelandic tales during the journey and there is a chance to buy professional photos of your night. You will receive... Read More

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Godafoss and Lake Myvatn special 6 hour cruise tour

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 185.00


Discover another world in north iceland in a good small group coach/bus with a local driver/chaffeur. <br>we promise that we will to our best to make you feel unique in our  <br>Lake Mývatn tour from Akureyri Port is a tour specially designed with the needs of Cruise Ship... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 1139.75


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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Ski & Snow

Husky Dog Sledding Summer North Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 180.51


Dog scootering is the perfect summer pleasure for you and the huskies

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Ski & Snow

Husky Dog Sledding North Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 277.71


Let's connect with our beautiful huskies and enjoy an unique experience as a musher

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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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