A beautiful setting and a thriving cultural scene
Akureyri is a town to the north of Lýðveldið Ísland (Republic of Iceland), also known as the Capital of North Iceland. The area was the site of the most important archaeological discoveries of Iceland, an ancient sculpture of Thor, the Norse God of Thunder (now on display in Reykjavik’s National Museum).
Located on the Eyjafjordur Fjord, Akureyri has a warm climate and is surrounded by lush vegetation. Akeureyri’s beautiful setting and wide open spaces make it a key holiday centre for tourists. Come spend a day with us away from your luxury MSC cruise ship and immerse yourself in Icelandic life and traditions. Akureyri has a thriving cultural scene, which adds to its popularity as a vacation destination. Contrasted with Akureyri’s vibrant mix of coffee houses, bars and fashionable restaurants are strong Icelandic folk traditions.
By participating in our excursion packages in and around Akureyri you can benefit from great deals during your day away from the ship. Some of the top sights include the folklore museum, suitable for the whole family, as well as the Akureyri Botanical Gardens. Lovers of literature will be interested in the David House, home to one of Iceland’s best-loved poets, David Stefansson, (1895-1964) and now a museum containing the poet’s original furnishings. The Akureyri church, visible from the whole town is the symbol of the town and well worth a visit. Finally, just outside Akureyri is the Laufas Farm Museum, a unique collection of traditional turf homes (used up until the 1930s) and now a fascinating museum.