Akureyri & Surroundings /Winter
Tour ID: INW 09
Tour Duration: 4 hours
High mountains surround Eyjafjörður, Icelands's longest fjord with the town of Akureyri set right at the foot of the hills by the sea. Glacial valleys and the coastline provide good land for the many farms that are thriving here. Interesting historical sites are dotted around the area.
- The countryside of Eyjafjörður
- Panoramic winter views
- Typical Icelandic farm
- Icelandic domestic animals
Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays: October 2016 - April 2017
Minimum: 2 persons
Prices per person: ISK 19.900
Includes: transportation and 4-hour guided tour, farm visit with light refreshments
Pick up/drop off from your hotel/guesthouse in Akureyri or Akureyri airport available.
Reservation is necessary.
For summer option click here.
The university town of Akureyri with a population of about 18.000 is the administrative and cultural centre of northern Iceland. There are several interesting museums, theatre, art galleries, interesting architecture, cosy cafés and more. The town boast of lush vegetation giving it a special atmosphere any time of the year. Autumn is particularly beautiful, when the nature starts changing to its Autum glow. Colourful 19th and early 20th century wooden houses stand out as the snow covers the land during winter months.
On our 4-hour tour you get a glimpse into the history and culture of the charming Akureyri and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding countryside. If weather permits we may take a drive up to the hills above Akureyri from where on a clear day we can enjoy marvelous views over the town, the surrounding mountains, the fjord and all the way out to the open sea.
We visit one of the valleys of Eyjafjörður (in winter the destination may depend on weather and road conditions). Apart from enjoying the beautiful landscape we will also visit a typical Icelandic country home/farm where we enjoy a light refreshment and have the possibility for a close look at some Icelandic domestic farm animals.