What to do in Akureyri

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Akureyri featuring a coastal town

Akureyri Attractions

Smaller cities have an atmosphere you won't find in their larger counterparts. Make a list of all the fun and exciting things to do in Akureyri before you arrive so you can squeeze the most out of your stay. You'll soon see that bigger doesn't always mean better!

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What to do in Akureyri

Free Things to Do in Akureyri

A trip to Akureyri need not break the bank. You won't even need your wallet if you check out:

Nonnahús - Check to see if there are any special displays, exhibits or tours on at this museum.

Laxdal House - Get to know some of the fascinating history of the area through this attraction.

Akureyri Church - Spend some time in prayer or meditation at this peaceful spiritual site.

Hlidarfjall Akureyri - Relax and let nature's rugged beauty soothe your soul.

Lystigarður Akureyrar - Grab your blanket, pack some food and find a shady spot to be with nature.

Things to Do in Akureyri with Kids

There's fun for the entire family in Akureyri. Here are a few family friendly experiences to try together that are certain to make your vacation unforgettable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Akureyri on a sunny day?
Take advantage of the great weather (and get some exercise at the same time) with some of these outdoor experiences:

Are there cheap things to do in Akureyri?
A Skip the Line: Húsavík Whale Museum Admission Ticket assures a wonderful time without costing too much.
What can you do in Akureyri for free?
Your break in Akureyri won’t cost an arm and a leg with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Akureyri Church
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden
  • Arctic Botanical Gardens
  • Hlidarfjall Akureyri

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