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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri from the water


Akureyri is a small town on the north coast of Iceland.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at a pier beside town. Port info and cruise schedule here http://port.is/

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Money and Tipping

Iceland's currency is the Krona (ISK). Euros are widely accepted but ask first. A small tip (5-10%) is not expected but appreciated when dining in restaurants or taking a taxi.

Local Transportation

The local town is fairly small. You will need to take a tour, rent a car or hire a taxi to see sights further out.


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Other than a church and botanical garden, there isn't much in Akureyri itself. Sights further out in the area include

  • Godafoss - a mini Niagara falls
  • Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles) - an area with towering lava formations
  • Namaskard Geothermal fields - a geological interesting area with boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits
  • Myvatn Nature Baths - a smaller version of the Blue Lagoon located 105km east of Akureyri https://www.myvatnnaturebaths.is/

Shopping & Restaurants

Shops are concentrated in two places, the city center along the street Hafnarstti and in the shopping mall Glerrtorg by the street Glerrgata.


Restaurants and cafes may provide wifi for customers.



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