Akureyri is a great walking town. Sensible outdoor paths connect everything and make the city very open and accessible. It’s also fairly compact, so that a circle of five or six city blocks takes in the crux of the town. Driving on your own makes the hills more manageable, but pay special attention to parking.
Akureyri’s city bus line is not terrifically convenient but certainly does try (Strætisvagnar Akureyrar; Strandgata 6; Ph 462 4020; e firstname.lastname@example.org; fares 1,00ISK). Buses run from 06.20 to 22.40 Monday to Friday, 12.20 to 17.20 Saturday, and pick up and drop off in front of the restaurant Nætursalan. Akureyri also boasts a taxi monopoly and all the cabs hang out by the cruise ships (BSO taxi station; Strandgata; Ph 461 1010).
WHERE TO STAY
Center Apartment Hotel. www.centerapartmenthotel.is.
Hótel KEA. www.keahotels.is.
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri. www.icehotels.is/akureyri.
Hótel Norðurland. www.keahotels.is.
Hótel Íbúðir. www.ibudagisting.is.
Hótel Akureyri. www.hotelakureyri.is.
Hótel Edda. www.hoteledda.is
Gisting Akuryeri. www.gistingakureyri.is.
Hrafninn. www.hrafninn. is.
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