The town is your gateway to the famous "Land of Fire and Ice" - Iceland's dramatic landscape of volcanic craters, extinct lava lakes and majestic waterfalls.
Visitors to Akureyri have a hard time grasping the fact that the town lies just below the Arctic Circle. The climate here is temperate: flower boxes fill the windows of houses, and trees line the neat, well-tended avenues. Thanks to that mild climate, Akureyri's Botanical Gardens provide a home for over 2,000 species of flora from around the world - all surviving without greenhouses. No wonder Icelanders refer to Akureyri as the most pleasant town on the entire island.
This half-day tour takes you to three of Akureyri's most famous attractions: Godafoss Falls and the Botanical Gardens, home to over 2,000 species of plants and flowers, and the Laufas Folk Museum, featuring traditional Icelandic houses with grass roofs.
Have a whale of a time searching for these magnificent creatures as you glide through the stunningly beautiful Eyjafjordur Fjord. Have your camera ready as you get up close to these gentle creatures in their natural habitat of ice-blue water and tall, snow-capped mountains.
Explore Iceland's striking natural landscape on a scenic drive, from famed Godafoss Falls to the Lake Myvatn region and the fantastic lava formations at Dimmuborgir, as well as Namaskard's boiling mud pools. A snack is included on this half-day tour.
Godafoss Waterfall, Lava Labyrinth & Hot Springs (Guided in German)
5.5 hours | Akureyri | AEY-203A E Y - 2 0 3
Explore Iceland's striking natural landscape on a scenic drive from famed Godafoss Falls to the Lake Myvatn region and the fantastic lava formations at Dimmuborgir, as well as Namaskard's boiling mud pools. A snack is included on this half-day tour.
Saddle up for a gentle ride through Akureyri's breathtaking landscape atop a horse whose ancestors arrived with the Vikings over a thousand years ago. Ideal for novice and experienced riders, the Icelandic horse is a small and sturdy animal known for its unique, sure-footed gait and friendly nature.
Absorb Iceland's unique culture and heritage with a visit to the charming town of Siglufjördur. Learn how herring played an importance part in the country's modern success and enjoy refreshments with a visit to Herring Museum, the country's largest maritime museum.
Explore Northern Iceland's dramatic and dynamic landscapes, from majestic Godafoss Falls and Lake Myvatn's geothermal district to Dimmuborgir's lava formations and Namaskard's vaporous, boiling mud pools. Lunch is included on this full-day tour.
This half-day tour takes you to Lake Myvatn in the heart of one of Iceland's most active geothermal area for a dip in geothermal baths renowned for their therapeutic benefits. You'll also see Godafoss Falls, the majestic falls where Iceland converted to Christianity.
Akureyri Adventure: Waterfalls & Mountain Views by 4x4
7 hours | Akureyri | AEY-460A E Y - 4 6 0
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 super Jeep and explore the stunning wilderness surrounding Akureyri. Drive to Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall, a moonscape of basaltic columns followed by photo stops at Myvatn Lake and the jaw-dropping Godafoss Waterfall, site of Iceland's conversion to Christianity.
Soar over some of the country's most mystical and dramatic landscapes on this ultimate flightseeing adventure. Fly over the Lake Myvatn area, the Godafoss waterfall, Vatnajokull Glacier National Park, and Dettifoss (Europe's most powerful waterfall). Once back on land, visit the Flight Museum for a look at Iceland's aviation history.