Akureyri

Iceland

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Cruises to Akureyri, Iceland

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation's second largest urban area and a centre of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. Shop in one of the charming boutiques and then catch a glimpse of the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. After you've worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialities like smoked lamb and fresh fish and then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Akureyri
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
    No UTC/GMT Offset
  • Language
    The local language is Icelandic. Say hello in Icelandic: "Hallo"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Icelandic Krona (ISK)
    Shop for wool and Viking themed crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Buses, ferries, and taxis are available. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Due to its intense elevation above sea level, Akureyri is known to have some of the best ski slopes in Iceland.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, can often be seen in Akureyri on clear nights from September through April.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Known as the "Waterfall of the Gods," Godafoss is a stunning natural landmark with a reputation as one of the most breathtaking in Iceland.

Akureyri TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Whale Watching from Husavik

Discover the fascinating world of whales by watching them off Iceland's northern coast and then visiting a unique whale ...

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Polar Flight To Grimsey

Fly to the tiny isle of Grimsey to explore this northernmost inhabited part of Iceland which straddles the Arctic Circle...

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Akureyri City Walk

Discover Akureyri’s intriguing history and culture as you stroll around this charming town with a knowledgeable and ente...

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Jewels of the North w/refreshments

Impossibly beautiful, Iceland flaunts its extraordinary natural attractions on this enchanting tour of a legendary water...

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Featured Akureyri CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Akureyri, Iceland

10-Day Iceland from Reykjavik to London: England & Ireland

Europe's Leading Cruise Line, 12 years in a row - World Travel Awards
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Reykjavik (Iceland);
Isafjordur (Iceland); Akureyri (Iceland); Seydisfjordur (Iceland); Belfast (Northern Ireland); Dublin (Ireland); Liverpool (United Kingdom); Cork (Cobh) (Ireland); Portland (England);
DISEMBARK London (Southampton) (England);
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Akureyri, Iceland

11-Day Iceland & Greenland Round-trip Reykjavik

Cruise on Norwegian Star, recently upgraded in 2018. | Overnight in Reykjavik to discover Iceland’s natural treasures.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Reykjavik (Iceland);
Nuuk (Greenland); Qaqortoq (Greenland); Nanortalik (Greenland); Akureyri (Iceland); Isafjordur (Iceland);
DISEMBARK Reykjavik (Iceland);
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Qaqortoq, Greenland

10-Day Iceland & Greenland Round-trip Reykjavik

"Nanortalik” in Greenlandic means "Place of Polar Bears".
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Reykjavik (Iceland);
Qaqortoq (Greenland); Nanortalik (Greenland); Seydisfjordur (Iceland); Akureyri (Iceland); Isafjordur (Iceland);
DISEMBARK Reykjavik (Iceland);
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