After cruising scenic Eyjafjordur, Akureyri offers a sheltered natural harbor with three cruise berths and an anchorage for both small and big ships. The anchorage has a 1000m (3281ft) turning basin with a minimum depth of 25m (82ft). The cruise facilities are within walking distance from the town center.
Situatied only 100 km (62mi) from the Arctic Circle, Akureyri is known for some of the best summer weather in Iceland. The midnight sun provides 24-hour daylight during June and July. In addition to the northernmost botanical garden and 18-hole golf course in the world, Akureyri offers interesting museums and shopping opportunities.
A variety of half and full-day shore excursions include magnificent Lake Myvatn, Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods) and Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles) where towering lava formations characterize the landscape. Another destination is the small island of Grimsey on the Arctic Circle with its amazing birdlife. A 2-day overnight Akureyri-Reykjavik (or vice versa) Highland overland tour is also possible.