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The Best Things to Do in Akureyri

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Things to do in Akureyri

Goðafoss Waterfall , Akureyri
Also known as "The Fall of the Gods," Goðafoss Waterfall represents a magnificent horseshoe-shaped waterfall and a favorite of many tourists.
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours , Akureyri
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Dettifoss Waterfall , Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. At 100 m (328 ft) wide and 44 m (131 ft) tall, it is also one of
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Duration: 6 days
Travel the full circle road around Iceland in 6 days and visit the best highlights the island has to offer, with an experienced guide in a small group for a more personalized experience. You will explore the Golden Circle, the South Coast, Skaftafell, East Fjords, Lake Myvatn and more. This tour also includes adventurous activities such as glacier hiking, whale watching and hiking.
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours , Akureyri
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Wander the paths of Akureyri Botanical Garden, where you can admire the flowers and plants of Iceland. At 3.7 hectares (9 acres), there is en

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Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting. Visit museums, churches, and botanical gardens by day, and in the evening step out to trendy restaurants and bustling bars. Just a stone's throw away from the Arctic Circle, snowy mountains constitute much of the center's backdrop and can be explored by experienced hikers. Those interested in Nordic culture will be pleased to know that this northerly city is known for embracing Iceland's traditional folk heritage. Plan your visit to Akureyri and other destinations in Iceland using our Iceland day trip planning app.

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Where to stay in Akureyri

For easy access to Akureyri's most popular attractions, restaurants, and stores, consider staying in the lively waterfront area. This area features a number of hotels and hostels within walking distance of the city's museums, galleries, and sites. Cost-conscious visitors should explore one of the more inland guesthouses. Some double as student housing but are generally not raucous. Vacation apartments provide a good base for those planning a longer stay in the northerly metropolis and many are centrally located. To make the most of the scenic countryside surrounding the city, opt for a campsite or cottage in the outskirts.
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