Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest city. But with only 20,000 citizens, the city feels more like a quaint town. Don’t let the size fool you. This town is bustling with activity and boasts of the best skiing in Iceland. While winter activities excite the imagination, Akureyri offers amazing activities all year. Here is our favorite three!
1. Visit Laufás Turf Homes: These amazing homes were built in 1865. They show how Icelanders lived before modern homes. The unit is several homes built into the side of a hill and connected on the inside by doorways and tunnels underground. This location housed over 20 people. The homes were fully renovated using the same tools from the original builders.
2. Experience Icelandic Nature on Horseback: Just 15-minutes from the city is a stunning farm and horseback riding tour. After a day of horses and incredible sights, enjoy a home-cooked meal made from local organic ingredients. Guests enjoy the evening strolling on the beach or soaking in the hot tub.
3. See the Local Marine Life: Akureyri offers whale watching tours. These tours are dynamic and full of life. Expect to see humpback whales, minke whales, seals, dolphins, and harbor porpoises. Occasionally, tourists are surprised with a visit by killer whales too! Now that is a rare treat.
These three amazing activities are worth the visit to Akureyri. But we would be remiss not to mention the Northern Lights too. This spectacular display of lights is only visible during the winter months but can be seen best from this quaint town as it has less light pollution. More reason to visit Akureyri in the summer and winter! So, book your apartment now and enjoy all the amazing activities in Iceland.
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