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Akureyri Destination Guide

Delve into Akureyri in Iceland!

Akureyri in the region of Northeast with it's 16,563 residents is a city in Iceland - some 154 mi (or 249 km) North-East of Reykjavík, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Akureyri

Current time in Akureyri is now 08:18 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Munkatvera, Selfoss, Reykjavík, Borgarnes or Egilsstadir. While being here, make sure to check out Svalbard, Logmannshlid, Kaupangur, Glerartorp, Glasibar and Akureyri as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

4°C / 39 °F Snow
Morning Temperature 4°C / 39 °F
Evening Temperature 3°C / 38 °F
Night Temperature 2°C / 35 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 95%
Air Pressure 1002.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 94% of sky
General Conditions Snow

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019
Light snow, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Light snow Day: -1°C (31 °F)
Night: 1°C (33 °F)
Wednesday, 24th of April 2019
Light snow, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Light snow Day: 2°C (36 °F)
Night: 7°C (44 °F)
Thursday, 25th of April 2019
Broken clouds, light breeze.
Broken clouds Day: 7°C (45 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)


Approach to Akureyri coming from north ...

04:10 min ( May 26, 2010 by hjorleifur1961)
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A Boeing 757 approaches Akureyri, on the north coast of Iceland, at 02:00 on May 9th 2010

Por una Cabeza - Tónlistarskólinn a Ak...

03:47 min ( February 27, 2009 by alcarmonitafamily)
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TONAK Tango Band is playing during TangoNor 2009. Por una cabeza by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo la Pera (1935). Gardel was the composer and La Pera the lyricist. The lyrics of the song talk about a comp...

RES Students watching whales in Akureyri...

00:39 min ( September 02, 2008 by skrzypaswypas)
Views: 1,703 - Rating: 5/5

Whales came to the town, let's go watch them all!

Whales in Akureyri 2008

00:37 min ( September 02, 2008 by skrzypaswypas)
Views: 3,056 - Rating: 4.4/5

Awesome whales so close to the town!!

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Upcomming Local Events

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Interesting facts about this location


Akureyri is a town in northern Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest urban area and fourth largest municipality. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre, with a population of 17,754. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 65.68, -18.09 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Akureyri, Municipalities of Iceland, Populated places in Iceland, Populated places on Iceland's Route 1

Akureyri Junior College

Akureyri Junior College (Icelandic: Menntaskólinn á Akureyri) is an Icelandic gymnasium (secondary school). It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Iceland. It is located in Akureyri, "the Capital of the North", and traces its origin back to the school in Möðruvellir in the valley of Hörgárdalur, which was founded in 1880. Some want to go further back to the ancient school in Hólar in Hjaltadalur valley, founded in the beginning of Jón Ögmundsson's episcopacy in 1130.

More reading: Akureyri Junior College homepage
Located at 65.68, -18.09 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1880 establishments in Iceland, Akureyri, Educational institutions established in 1880, Schools in Iceland


Glerá River (lit. River of Glass) is a river in northern Iceland. It originates from glaciers in the mountains of Tröllaskagi peninsula and also draws water from some fresh water springs on its way down Glerá Valley. It runs through the town of Akureyri before it flows into the sea in Eyjafjörður. The river formed the sandbank of Oddeyri where it enters the sea.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 65.68, -18.09 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Akureyri, Rivers of Iceland

University of Akureyri

The University of Akureyri (Icelandic: Háskólinn á Akureyri) is a young institution, founded on September 5, 1987 in the city of Akureyri in the north part of Iceland. It has grown since then, especially in the last few years as more facilities have been established. 1,382 students attended the university in the autumn semester of 2007, around 450 of them doing so through distance education, making the university the largest provider of distance education in the country.

More reading: University of Akureyri homepage
Located at 65.68, -18.09 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1987 establishments in Iceland, Akureyri, Educational institutions established in 1987, Universities in Iceland

Akureyri Airport

Akureyri Airport is a single-runway international airport in Akureyri, Iceland located about 3 km south of the town center. Air Iceland and Norlandair link the airport with several domestic locations.

More reading: Akureyri Airport homepage
Located at 65.68, -18.09 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Airports established in 1928, Airports in Iceland, Akureyri

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