Luxury holidays in Akureyri

When to go

Keen to hunt the aurora borealis? Long winter nights are your best bet. If you dress in layers (and seek out Iceland’s ever-present geothermal pools), Akureyri is a year-round destination. Real talk? Temperatures dip to -5°C in December and January. Pass the thermos.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Akureyri has a domestic airport; internal flights from Reykjavik to Akureyri take 40 minutes.
  • Automobiles

    If you don’t fancy a connecting flight, you can land at Reykjavik and drive the 400 kilometres along Highway 1 to Akureyri (journey time: five hours). A set of wheels will come in handy if you want to get visiting the various waterfalls, lakes and canyons. Driving from November through February is best left to snow-competent drivers only; roads are often risky, difficult to drive on and occasionally closed due to snowfall.