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Akureyri is Iceland's second-largest city, but with a population of around 18,000, it feels more like a town. Nicknamed the "Capital of North Iceland", it's located on the massive Eyjafjörður fjord in northern Iceland. The area is known for its beautiful natural attractions, including waterfalls like Dettifoss (the most powerful waterfall in Europe) and Goðafoss ("Waterfall of the Gods").

Akureyri itself is a colourful town with a mix of brightly painted houses and historical sites like the 17th-century Danish Trade House. The city also has a botanical garden, the world's northernmost, showcasing a collection of plants that thrive in Iceland's subarctic climate. While summers are short and cool, with highs around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, winters are long and cold, with average highs around freezing.

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Airports near Akureyri

Reach Akureyri your way. You can easily travel to Akureyri using any of these 4 airports.

Akureyri Airport

This is the closest airport to Akureyri and is located just 3 kilometres south of the city centre. It is a commercial passenger airport with domestic flights within Iceland.


Keflavik International Airport

If you are travelling from an international destination, Keflavik International Airport is the main gateway to Iceland. It is located approximately 380 kilometres southwest of Akureyri. You can either drive or take a domestic flight from Keflavik to Akureyri.


Reykjavik Domestic Airport

If you prefer a domestic flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri, you can fly from Reykjavik Domestic Airport. It is located in the capital city of Iceland and is approximately 390 kilometres southwest of Akureyri.


Egilsstaðir Airport

If you are looking for a regional airport closer to Akureyri, you can consider flying to Egilsstaðir Airport. It is located in the eastern part of Iceland and is approximately 260 kilometres southeast of Akureyri. From there, you can drive or take a connecting flight to Akureyri.

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Things to do in Akureyri

Exploring Akureyri's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Akureyri Church

This church is a great place to start your visit to Akureyri. It was built in 1940 and has beautiful stained-glass windows that depict scenes from Icelandic Christian history. There are also great views of the fjord from the church's forecourt.

Akureyri Art Museum

If you're interested in art, then the Akureyri Art Museum is a must-see. The museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and other countries.

Akureyri Botanical Garden

The Akureyri Botanical Garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The garden has a variety of plants from all over Iceland, including many that are native to the island.

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