Akureyri and surroundings is currently one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. No wonder, since there are so many things to do and see. Would you like to go on horseback across deserted valleys and fish in crystal clear lakes and rivers, swim in pools heated with geothermal water from the bowels of the earth, go on adventure tour across rugged mountain and barren wilderness, go to near by island of Grimsey and pass the arctic circle, play golf in the midnight sun, go whale watching, see the northern most botanical garden in the world, go on a super jeep safari or just relax in one of Akureyri hot pots?
Are you interested in the geothermal area of lake Mývatn, the waterfall of Godafoss or the most powerful waterfall in Iceland, Dettifoss. Maybe you would like to see the peaceful island of Hrisey, where the time stands still?
If you like winter adventures Eyjafjordur is an ideal place to visit. Akureyri and its surroundings offer easy access to sports and outdoor activities. The town of Akureyri was designated the Winter Sports Center of Iceland a few years ago and skiing tournaments are held there annually on the slopes above Akureyri. Other winter sports are skating, snowmobile tours, super jeep safaris and ice fishing.