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Akureyri

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Introduction

In a country so exposed to the elements, Akureyri's sheltered location and reliable sunshine are one of its biggest attractions. Located inland, at the head of a fjord, this is one of the greenest places in Iceland, with tree-lined streets and the most northerly botanical gardens in the world. It's also the ideal base for exploring the northern regions, being within easy reach of popular Mývatn Lake and nearby Húsavík.

The Akureyrarkirkja church, reminiscent of its sister church in Reykjavik, stands tall over the town, while the outdoor swimming pool boasts geothermal hot pools and saunas. Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street, is a great place to take a breather as you meander among the colourful shops and restaurants, soaking up the friendly atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city.

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Iceland and British Isles on Silver Wind

16-day stay & cruise from £8,795 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive fly cruise offer with $250 on board credit
Book by: 30 November 2017

Pair the rural majesty of Iceland and the Faroe Islands with the more genteel pleasures of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and all-inclusive drinks and fine dining.

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Top itineraries in Akureyri

Journey Around Iceland

8-day Escorted tour from £2,210 pp incl. flights

Explore vibrant cities, glaciers, lagoons and volcanic landscapes on this seven-day escorted tour around Iceland.

Highlands & lowlands of Iceland 9-day self-drive

9-day itinerary

Packed with adventure, this comprehensive nine-day self-drive tour offers the chance to drive on two of Iceland's remote highland tracks, only accessible during the summer months, as well as seeing many of Iceland's major attractions along the country's coastal artery, the Ring Road.

Northern Lights & Lake Myvatn, Iceland

5-day Tailor-made journey from £1,490 pp incl. flights

Lake Myvatn in Iceland is one of the best places in the world to view the magical Northern Lights. It is also an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can discover the wonders of the Icelandic winter landscape.

Iceland and British Isles on Silver Wind

16-day stay & cruise from £8,795 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive fly cruise offer with $250 on board credit
Book by: 30 November 2017

Pair the rural majesty of Iceland and the Faroe Islands with the more genteel pleasures of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and all-inclusive drinks and fine dining.

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