Akureyri, with a population of around 18,000, is the largest town in Iceland outside the Southwest region, and the unofficial capital of North Iceland.

25 things to do

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Akureyri's new house of culture, home to the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Sinfóníuhljómsveit Norðurlands) and regularly host to other performances.

DO   —  +354 450 1000 —  Strandgata 12

Akureyri Swimming Pool

A recently renovated and expanded pool. Two pools for swimming, several hot tubs, a water slide and a children's pool. Close to the city center.

FAB Tourist Center

Internet access, wireless hotspot, VAT refund, currency exchange, information center, café and ticket sales for FAB Travel tours.

DO   —  +354 820 0980 —  Strandgata 49

Acco Hostel

Very basic, very cheap (€28 in an 8-person dormitory). Don't confuse the hostel (entrance B) with Acco guest house (entrance A)

SLEEP   —  +354 547 2226 —  Skipagata 4

Akureyri Backpackers

Rooms, showers, guest kitchen, lockers, washers/dryers, bar/restaurant, hangout, and more.

SLEEP   —  +354 571 9050 —  Hafnarstræti 98


High quality restaurant with an good chocolate cake. Mostly fish and lobster on the menu.

EAT   —  +354 462 7100 —  Skipagata 14

Ambassador Whale Watching

Whale watching, midnight sun cruises (summer), northern lights cruises (winter).


Cinema, keep an eye open for Icelandic movies such as ''Hrútar''!

DO   —  +354 462 2602 —  Hólabraut 12


Famous for its pizza, but everything on the menu's worth trying.

EAT   —  +354 460 1600 —  Glerárgata 20

Municipal Library of Akureyri

Cheap Internet connections are available here for 300 kr./hour.

DO   —  Map

Akureyri Drama Society

The only professional theatre in Iceland outside of Reykjavík.

DO   —  +354 460 0200 —  Strandgata 12

Skautafelag Akureyrar

Indoor ice rink (hockey, figure skating and curling)

DO   —  +354 461 2440 —  Map

Flugsafn Íslands

Aviation museum, located right next to the airport.

Dominos Pizza

World's northernmost dominos pizza.

EAT   —  +354 581 2345 —  Undirhlíð 1


Company that rents out apartments.

Hotel Kea

Hotel in Akureyri centrum.


MacGratsky hamburger shop.

EAT   —  +354 462 4020 —  Strandgata 6

Indian Curry Hut

Indian curry resturant

Græni hatturinn

Night club, live music


Icelandic hamburgers

Hostelling International

Dorms from 2900 kr.

SLEEP   —  Map


Fish restaurant


Another cinema.

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