Destination guide

Book a holiday rental for your Akureyri getaway

Enjoy the museums and other features of Akureyri. Renowned for its whale watching, cafes and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Akureyri

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Akureyri has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hlidarfjall (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Hamar Golf Club (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Akureyri

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Akureyri. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Akureyri Botanical Garden (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sulur (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Godafoss (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Akureyri

Fly into Akureyri (AEY), the closest airport, located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Akureyri?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 47 holiday lettings near Akureyri. From 21 Houses to 2 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Akureyri for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Akureyri?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Akureyri. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Akureyri Church: 53 holiday lettings
  • Jon Sveinsson Museum: 51 holiday lettings
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden: 54 holiday lettings
  • University of Akureyri: 56 holiday lettings
  • Hlidarfjall: 53 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Akureyri?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 21 Houses in Akureyri. Our other popular types of Akureyri holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Akureyri?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Akureyri. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.