Akureyri and Surroundings
Tour ID: IN 05
Tour Duration: 4 hours
High mountains surround Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord with the town of Akureyri nestled at the foot of the hills by the sea. Glacial valleys and the coastline provide fertile land for the many farms that are thriving there. Interesting historical sites are dotted around the area.
- Akureyri, the capital of the north
- Mountains and valleys of Eyjafjörður
- Scenic views
- Icelandic country life
- Local farm visit, including light refreshments
Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays: May - September 2016.
Prices per person: 19.900,- ISK
English guided tour, including light refreshments.
Minimum number of persons: 3
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The town of Akureyri with a population of approx. 18.000 is the administrative and cultural centre of North Iceland. This university town has numerous museums, professional theater, cultural and conference hall, art galleries, interesting architecture and more. A walk through the northernmost botanical garden in the summer is a must and generally the town boasts lush vegetation giving it a special atmosphere any time of the year. Autumn is particularly beautiful, when nature starts changing its colours. A visit to the old part of the town with its 19th-early 20th century architecture tells its own rich history.
On this 4-hour tour you get a glimpse into Akureyri and the surrounding countryside. We 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. Our drive takes us through one of the impressive valleys of Eyjafjörður with beautiful views.
One of the highlights of this tour is a visit to an Icelandic farm, where we enjoy a light refreshment, chat with the local farmer and meet some of the Icelandic farm animals.