Reykjavik to Akureyri - Shore Excursion

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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Icelandic (fluent)

Use your time well and explore Iceland from South to North

Are you coming to Iceland by cruise ship, docking at Reykjavik harbor and then heading to Akureyri? Why not use the days exploring Iceland by car with end location at Akureyri harbor rather then sailing from Reykjavik to Akureyri?

On this tour I will take you exploring the wonders of Iceland from south to north where you can choose to stay at my family's cozy summerhouse in Adaldalur lava area in north Iceland (for up to 6 people) as well as sight see and adventure as listed in the itinerary section

I was born and raised in Akureyri and I take these kind of tour every year with my family, staying at the summerhouse for a week. I know the area very well and I would be so happy to show you around the beautiful north Iceland.

You could also choose to book your own accommodation and then you could increase the number of people on the tour up to 19 persons.

I will customize the tour and duration to your requests and as needed for you to have the best time!


Below is a list of what to see and what to do in North Iceland. It's possible to see and/or do about 3 things (+/- 1 ) per day. If you have any special requests of what to do or see you just let me know and we will look into that. There will be pictures to look at of all things listed in the picture section on this page.

Things to see in North Iceland:

Akureyri town
Ásbyrgi canyon
Hljóðaklettar canyon
Dimmuborgir lava
Vesturdalur valley
Hólmatungur canyon and waterfalls
Grjótagjá cave
Aðaldalshraun lava
Tjörnes peninsula
Mývatn lake
Dettifoss waterfall
Goðafoss waterfall
Aldeyjafoss waterfall
Æðarfossar waterfall
Selfoss waterfall
Hafragilsfoss waterfall
Vígabjarg cliff

Things to do in North Iceland:

Horseback riding
Sightseeing by airplane
Whale watching
Myvatn Nature Baths

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Reykjavik harbour

End location: Akureyri harbour

Duration: 3 days


Group size 1-4 passengers i would use Toyota Land cruiser 150 brand new.
Group size 5-8 a Reno Traffic brand new.
Bigger groups a Mercedes Benz sprinter.

What’s Included

Other: •Transportation, gas, taxes and guidance.
•I will be serving traditional Icelandic delicacy which would include tasting of hákarl (shark), harðfiskur (dried fish) and Brennivín (black death).
•I will have bottled water (for free) and soft drinks and/or beer on the transportation for a small fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 USD - For food and entry fee to Kerið Volcano.

What’s Extra

Other: no extra cost other than food.

Private tour guide Birkir Már

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