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Akureyri

Akureyri is the largest town in Northern Iceland, located in the Eyjafjörður fjord. It is known as the ‘Capital of the North’ and has a population of around 18,000 inhabitants. The town is situated at the base of the highest mountain in Iceland, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and is surrounded by beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes.

Akureyri has a long and rich history dating back to the 10th century when it was first settled by the Vikings. It was an important trading post and commercial center for centuries and was the site of the first trading post in Iceland. In the 18th century, Akureyri was the site of the first Icelandic parliament, the Althing.

Today, Akureyri is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a variety of activities, including skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, and hiking. The town is also home to a number of cultural and historical attractions, such as the Akureyri Museum and the Akureyri Art Museum.

The town is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities, with a variety of shops, boutiques and markets to explore.

Akureyri is a great place to visit for those looking to experience the beauty and culture of Iceland. With its stunning natural scenery, vibrant nightlife and rich history, it is a great destination for both locals and visitors alike.

Excursion tips for a day in Akureyri

1. Visit the Akureyri Botanical Garden – explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the fjord.

2. Take a stroll down the Akureyri Promenade – take in the breathtaking views of the fjord, the mountains, and the city.

3. Stop by the Akureyri Church – admire the beautiful architecture and take pictures of the stunning views from the top of the tower.

4. Go whale watching – take a boat tour and try to spot some of the local whales.

5. Visit the Akureyri Art Museum – explore the stunning art collections and sculptures.

6. Visit the Akureyri Natural History Museum – learn about the local wildlife, geology, and history of the area.

7. Take a trip to the Akureyri Waterfall – marvel at the stunning waterfall and take pictures.

8. Stop by the Akureyri Local Market – sample some of the local delicacies and buy souvenirs.

9. Explore the Akureyri Old Town – visit the old buildings and churches and explore the narrow streets.

10. Take a tour of the Akureyri Brewery – sample some of the local brews and learn about the brewing process.

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The climate in Akureyri

Spring: Akureyri in Iceland has mild weather during the spring season with temperatures ranging from 0°C (32°F) to 10°C (50°F). The days become longer and the snow starts to melt. Summer: The summer season in Akureyri is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 18°C (64°F). The days are long and the sun shines for most of the day. Autumn: The autumn season in Akureyri is cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 4°C (39°F) to 10°C (50°F). The days become shorter and the leaves start to change color. Winter: The winter season in Akureyri is cold and snowy with temperatures ranging from -10°C (14°F) to 0°C (32°F). The days are short and the snow covers the ground.

Cruise weather for Akureyri

Our weather forecast for Akureyri helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 9.7 °C
min: 6.8 °C
25.9 m/s
47.5 m/s
99.0 %
20.7 m
82.6 %
1,002 hPa
03:17:43
23:17:01
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 9.2 °C
min: 7.1 °C
7.6 m/s
13.7 m/s
99.0 %
10.7 m
79.6 %
995 hPa
03:21:40
23:13:11
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 6.1 °C
17.5 m/s
26.9 m/s
85.1 %
19.8 m
68.9 %
1,002 hPa
03:25:36
23:09:21
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 8.1 °C
23.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
97.1 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,006 hPa
03:29:30
23:05:31
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 9.4 °C
20.5 m/s
29.2 m/s
99.9 %
22.5 m
75.2 %
996 hPa
03:33:24
23:01:41
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 8.5 °C
13.7 m/s
12.6 m/s
83.2 %
22.1 m
75.0 %
995 hPa
03:37:16
22:57:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 6.4 °C
10.4 m/s
9.4 m/s
95.1 %
21.6 m
78.1 %
1,000 hPa
03:41:08
22:54:01
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 7.7 °C
17.6 m/s
13.3 m/s
65.6 %
19.1 m
83.2 %
1,010 hPa
03:44:58
22:50:11
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 6.2 °C
13.3 m/s
10.4 m/s
15.7 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,021 hPa
03:48:47
22:46:21
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 6.5 °C
15.1 m/s
15.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,024 hPa
03:52:34
22:42:31
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 6.4 °C
14.0 m/s
13.7 m/s
0.9 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,022 hPa
03:56:21
22:38:41
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 9.0 °C
min: 2.9 °C
16.6 m/s
14.0 m/s
13.4 %
23.5 m
77.4 %
1,021 hPa
04:00:06
22:34:51

Cruises to Akureyri

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Scheduled ship calls in Akureyri, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Caribbean Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Prima 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Queen Anne 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Star 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Star 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 LE BELLOT 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 MSC Preziosa 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Caribbean Princess 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Azamara Onward 09:30 am 09:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 LE BELLOT 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 07:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Silhouette 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Prima 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 AIDAluna 09:30 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 11:30 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 AIDAluna 12:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Costa Favolosa 09:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Caribbean Princess 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 MSC Poesia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Prima 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 MSC Preziosa 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 MS Rotterdam 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:00 am 04:00 pm

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