Akureyri, a small city in northern Iceland – also referred to as “the capital of North Iceland” - is a charming and popular area of the country. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and sitting at the head of Iceland's longest fjord, the magnificent landscape leaves little wonder as to why this small city is so popular.
Akureyri is home to lively winter festivals and the best skiing in the country, at Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort. If you enjoy sports and the outdoors, staying in a holiday home in Akureyri is the perfect opportunity to explore the wonderful surrounding landscape. The region is a popular kayaking and white water rafting spot, thanks to the East Glacial River Gorge. Alternatively, spend a day on a whale-watching tour or in the botanical gardens. Sightseeing tours of the magical Northern Lights are also available.
The city is home to plenty of cafés, restaurants and art galleries to bide your time. Situated on the coast, Akureyri is home to plenty of fresh seafood, local produce and Icelandic cuisine – you can even try reindeer meat, considered one of the most special delicacies. If you enjoy your Akureyri holiday home, why not pop over to the capital city, Reykjavik – just a 45 minute plane ride from Akureyri.