Akureyri is one of the world’s most picturesque destinations. It offers an unforgettable and unique taste of the authentic Iceland. The town has the country’s second biggest urban population and is a thriving and buzzing city. There are plenty of activities for cruise passengers who want to discover the local area as well as many opportunities for those who just want to relax. And don’t let the name fool you. Iceland does get very cold but in summer Akureyri has a pleasant and warm climate which lends itself to exploration! This cruise destination is particularly good for holidaymakers who are interested in wildlife and plant life. The mountains and fjords around the town provide fantastic conditions for arctic birds, whales, and much more making it a truly beautiful destination for nature lovers. Get in touch today to get find out more about the best deals on cruises to Akureyri!
Akureyri is a very popular cruise destination in Iceland with options from a number of different cruise companies including Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and more. The town, which was first founded in the 9th Century by a Viking ruler called Helgi the Lean, is the second largest urban area in Iceland after the capital Reykjavik and is known as the capital of the north. As well as being a skiing paradise Akureyri is one of the best places to see the northern lights and a lot of unique Arctic wildlife. The town is also a great place for cruise passengers to learn more about the culture of Iceland and visitors will find notable museums and other cultural highlights there. The port is not only used for cruise ships but is also very important for the local economy as it is used by many fishing vessels. Visitors will find themselves right in the middle of local life as soon as they arrive and there will be plenty of opportunities to have a genuine Icelandic experience.
Akureyri is nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland.