Akureyri Tourism

Akureyri [ˈaːkʰʏrˌeiːrɪ] is a small city in northern Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest urban area (after the Capital Region) and fourth largest municipality (after Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður, and Kópavogur). Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II. Further growth occurred after the war as the Icelandic population increasingly moved to urban areas. The area has a relatively mild climate due to geographical factors, and the town's ice-free harbour has played a significant role in its history.

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A place in Iceland, Akureyri is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A vacation to Akureyri can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

Akureyri is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Akureyri

  • Know the pollution level of Akureyri before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Akureyri for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Akureyri.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.78 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.22 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.11 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 78.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.34 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 30.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 6 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.74 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.77 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Akureyri

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 86.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 192.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 126.41 USD

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