Akureyri and Surroundings
Tour ID: IS02
Tour Duration: 8 hours (including flights, 45 mins each way)
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.
- Akureyri, the capital of the north
- Scenic landscape of Eyjarfjörður valleys
- Icelandic farm with domestic animals
Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays - all year 2018
Price per person from: ISK 44.500,-
Included in the price:
- Flight Reykjavík-Akureyri-Reykjavík, with apt. taxes
- Guided (in English) tour (4 hrs), with pick up/drop off at Akureyri airport
- Farm visit with light refreshments
The town of Akureyri with a population of about 18.000 is the administrative and cultural centre of northern Iceland. This university town has numerous museums, theatre, art galleries, interesting architecture and more. A walk through the northern most botanical garden in the summer is a must and the town boast a lush general vegetation giving it a special atmosphere any time of the year. Autumn time is particularly beautiful, when Mother Nature starts changing her colours. Brightly painted houses stand out as the snow covers the land during winter months. A visit to the old part of the town with its 19th-early 20th century architecture will tell you its own rich cultural history.
During our 4-hour tour we will take in the beautiful town of Akureyri and its surrounding countryside. If weather permits we may 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 being emersed into the beautiful nature one of the highlights will be a visit to a typical Icelandic farm where we enjoy light refreshments while having a chat with the local farmer and get a chance to get a close look at some of the Icelandic domestic animals.
Apart from a 4-hour guided excursion this tour gives you also some free time to explore the town of Akureyri on your own, either before or after.