Where to stay around Akureyri?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Akureyri. From 13 apartments to 10 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Akureyri for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Akureyri?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Akureyri. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jon Sveinsson Museum: 30 vacation rentals
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden: 33 vacation rentals
  • Akureyri Church: 33 vacation rentals
  • University of Akureyri: 41 vacation rentals
  • Hlidarfjall: 37 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Akureyri listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Akureyri?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 apartments in Akureyri. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Akureyri include:

  • Houses: 10 rentals available
  • Studios: 2 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

Can I rent ski rentals in Akureyri?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 9 ski rentals in Akureyri. You have also many other possibilities in Akureyri area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 7 rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 7 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 3 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Akureyri?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Akureyri. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Icelandic gems in Akureyri

    Considered the capital of northern Iceland, Akureyri draws travelers to its fjord-front location for boat tours, nature excursions and an array of small-town attractions. Long summer days here are spent outdoors, hiking and horseback riding through incredible green landscapes dotted with waterfalls, while the winter months mean hitting the slopes at the nearby ski resort and staying up late to watch the Northern Lights dance in green across dark night skies. Once you've selected your ideal Akureyri vacation rental, perhaps with a sea view, it's off for museum-hopping around town and road trips into the Icelandic wilderness.

    Taking in the sights around Akureyri

    The 2nd-largest urban hub in Iceland, Akureyri is the perfect launching point for sightseeing in the northern region. Multiple daytrips and extended excursions depart from here and take in some of the breathtaking natural attractions nearby, like the thundering Dettifoss and widespread Godafoss waterfalls. These cataracts are part of an area known as the Diamond Circle, where you can also see a large lake formed from lava eruptions and walk along lava fields. Why not visit and witness bubbling geothermal mud pools, explore ice-filled caverns and snap photos of mountains, volcanoes and craters? Bus tours are available to get around to the sites, or you can rent a car in Akureyri.

    Soak up the culture of Akureyri

    While you'll want to spend most of your time in Iceland discovering the incredible landscapes in the countryside, the town of Akureyri also holds a wealth of attractions to explore, including a landmark hilltop church with a striking design and stained-glass windows. Museums here cover everything from cultural and industrial heritage to Icelandic art and the transit history of the island. Take a walk around the botanical garden in town to see 1000s of species of arctic and alpine flora. The nearly-10-acre public park is one of the northernmost of its kind and is open during the summer season.

    Summer sun and winter lights in Akureyri

    Summer is a popular time to visit Akureyri as the temperatures sometimes breach 60 degrees and the long days mean extra sunlight hours to spend outside hiking and waterfall-hopping. The summer solstice in June causes the phenomenon of a midnight sun in the surrounding months. Some attractions and tours are only open between June and September and accommodation fills up quickly, so be sure to book your Akureyri vacation rental early. For a chance to spot the dancing greens of the Aurora Borealis, opt for a winter stay, when the skies around Akureyri are extra dark due to long nights and a lack of light pollution from the small town.

    Getting back to nature in Akureyri

    From glaciers and waterfalls to volcanoes and black-sand beaches, a vast array of stunning landscapes fill Iceland and Akureyri is a great spot to explore the nature of the northern region. The town sits on the Eyjafjorour Fjord, where you can hop on boat excursions in summer in search of humpback whales, and cruises in winter to look for the northern lights. The island of Hrisey is an excellent spot for birdwatching and ferries are available to get you there. After long days spent outdoors, you'll be ready to return to your cozy Akureyri vacation rental to rest up for the next day's adventures.