Akureyri, Iceland Cruise Port

The gorgeous Akureyri, Iceland is filled with natural beauty where waterfalls, mountains, volcanic areas and canyons line the region. The area is also known for its natural Botanical Garden boasting over 7,000 plants! Akureyri was settled around the ninth century where it has a relatively warm climate. The harbors are full with fish and maritime history. The Old Town area offers a great opportunity to learn the history of Akureyri where the old church, school and theatres still stand today. The landscape of Akureyri is extremely diverse, and vegetation in many places is especially plentiful. In the more urban areas, there are also interesting natural features, and on the hills of Akureyri there are many intriguing plants. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Akureyri, Iceland:
 
  • Sample some leafbread, the traditional Icelandic Christmas bread. It is extremely thin bread evolved a long time ago in poverty when wheat was very scarce.
     
  • Spot The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, one of the most spectacular shows on earth. It can frequently be seen in Akureyri from September through April each year, so make sure that your Akureyri, Iceland cruise visit this port within this time.
     
  • Step inside the Akureyri Museum where you will find the cultural history of the daily lives of people in the Eyjafjörður district and their industries.
     
  • Take a jeep tour to explore the region on an exciting journey around Akureyri, making sure to hit all of the highlights.
     
  • Embark on a boat tour, on the boat Húni II, departing from the harbor by the town center.

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