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Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður is a large fjord in the north of Iceland. It is located in the northern part of the country, and is bordered by the mountain range of the Tröllaskagi Peninsula to the east and the Westfjords to the west. The fjord is approximately 50 kilometers long and up to 4 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of around 120 meters.

Eyjafjörður is the fourth largest fjord in Iceland, and is home to many small fishing villages and towns. The largest town in the area is Akureyri, which is the second largest urban area in Iceland. Akureyri is a popular tourist destination and offers a variety of activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking.

The fjord is also home to many historical sites, such as the ruins of the medieval church of Hvítanes and the ruins of the old farmstead of Skógar. The Eyjafjörður area was also home to the first settlers in Iceland, and there are many archaeological sites in the area that provide evidence of human habitation dating back to the 9th century.

Eyjafjörður is also an important part of Icelandic history, as it was the site of the Battle of Örlygsstaðir in 1262. This battle was a decisive victory for the Norwegian king, Haakon IV, and marked the beginning of Norwegian rule in Iceland.

Eyjafjörður is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty, and its proximity to Akureyri. It is also a popular spot for whale watching, as it is home to many species of whales and dolphins. The fjord is also home to many species of birds, and is a popular spot for bird watching.

Excursion tips for a day in Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður is a stunning fjord located in northern Iceland, offering a variety of activities for tourists. Here is a list of possible activities to enjoy on a day in Eyjafjörður:

1. Take in the breathtaking views of the fjord from the top of the Akureyri Church.
2. Visit the Hof Cultural and Conference Center, which hosts a variety of art exhibitions and events.
3. Go whale watching in the fjord and spot some of the many species of whales that reside there.
4. Take a boat tour of the fjord and explore its many islands and coves.
5. Visit the Arctic Botanical Gardens and explore the diverse range of flora and fauna.
6. Go bird watching and spot some of the rare and exotic species of birds that frequent the fjord.
7. Take a guided tour of the nearby Godafoss Waterfall and learn about its history and significance.
8. Go fishing in the fjord and catch some of the plentiful fish that inhabit the waters.
9. Take a hike in the surrounding mountains and admire the stunning views of the fjord.
10. Visit the Akureyri Art Museum and explore the many works of local and international artists.

Experience Eyjafjörður with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Eyjafjörður. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður in Iceland has a cool temperate climate throughout the year. In winter (December to February), temperatures can reach as low as -10°C and the days are short. Spring (March to May) sees temperatures gradually increase, with the days becoming longer. Summer (June to August) is the warmest season with temperatures reaching up to 20°C and long days. Autumn (September to November) sees temperatures drop again and the days become shorter.

Cruise weather for Eyjafjörður

Our weather forecast for Eyjafjörður 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. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 8.5 °C
min: 7.5 °C
10.8 m/s
17.3 m/s
99.4 %
6.6 m
79.0 %
1,001 hPa
03:15:44
23:21:09
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 6.1 °C
14.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
97.6 %
20.3 m
72.4 %
1,000 hPa
03:19:57
23:17:04
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 10.2 °C
10.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
96.6 %
23.8 m
73.5 %
1,005 hPa
03:24:07
23:12:59
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 15.1 °C
min: 11.2 °C
16.2 m/s
19.1 m/s
94.1 %
23.7 m
75.9 %
1,001 hPa
03:28:16
23:08:55
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 9.2 °C
16.6 m/s
20.9 m/s
97.3 %
15.6 m
87.6 %
994 hPa
03:32:22
23:04:52
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 8.8 °C
min: 7.5 °C
8.3 m/s
7.6 m/s
70.8 %
13.6 m
94.6 %
995 hPa
03:36:27
23:00:49
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 6.7 °C
9.4 m/s
6.8 m/s
94.9 %
9.6 m
94.1 %
999 hPa
03:40:30
22:56:47
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 7.5 °C
20.5 m/s
24.1 m/s
70.7 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
998 hPa
03:44:31
22:52:46
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 10.9 °C
min: 7.1 °C
12.1 m/s
17.9 m/s
76.9 %
15.7 m
76.1 %
988 hPa
03:48:30
22:48:45
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.5 °C
min: 3 °C
22.3 m/s
44.3 m/s
99.7 %
0.4 m
93.6 %
1,003 hPa
03:52:27
22:44:44
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 5.6 °C
min: 4.3 °C
15.1 m/s
14.8 m/s
96.0 %
3.0 m
94.4 %
1,002 hPa
03:56:23
22:40:44
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 8.7 °C
min: 3 °C
16.9 m/s
32.8 m/s
92.7 %
15.0 m
86.9 %
1,009 hPa
04:00:17
22:36:45
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 6.4 °C
min: 3 °C
16.2 m/s
15.8 m/s
97.4 %
8.3 m
92.0 %
1,014 hPa
04:04:09
22:32:45
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 3.1 °C
6.5 m/s
5.8 m/s
97.5 %
11.1 m
90.0 %
1,006 hPa
04:08:00
22:28:47

Cruises to Eyjafjörður

Would you like to travel to Eyjafjörður on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Eyjafjörður.

Scheduled ship calls in Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Queen Anne 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 P&O Arcadia 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 P&O Aurora 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 P&O Aurora 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Queen Anne 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 P&O Arcadia 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 P&O Arcadia 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 11th 2025 Monday, 11th of Aug. 2025 Queen Anne 06:30 pm 07:30 pm
Jun. 22nd 2026 Monday, 22nd of Jun. 2026 P&O Aurora 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Jul. 11th 2026 Saturday, 11th of Jul. 2026 P&O Britannia 06:30 pm 07:30 pm
Jul. 31st 2026 Friday, 31st of Jul. 2026 Queen Anne 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 13th 2026 Thursday, 13th of Aug. 2026 P&O Arcadia 05:30 pm 06:30 pm

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