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Akureyri, Iceland

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation’s second largest urban area and a center of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. Shop in one of the charming boutiques and then catch a glimpse of the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. After you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialties like smoked lamb and fresh fish and then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Akureyri
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
    No UTC/GMT Offset
  • Language
    The local language is Icelandic. Say hello in Icelandic: "Hallo"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Icelandic Krona (ISK)
    Shop for wool and Viking themed crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Buses, ferries, and taxis are available. Organized shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Due to its intense elevation above sea level, Akureyri is known to have some of the best ski slopes in Iceland.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, can often be seen in Akureyri on clear nights from September through April.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Known as the "Waterfall of the Gods," Godafoss is a stunning natural landmark with a reputation as one of the most breathtaking in Iceland.


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