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Akureyri, Nordurland Eystra, Iceland

How much does it cost to travel to Akureyri?

You should plan to spend around $138 (kr19,559) per day on your vacation in Akureyri. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (kr4,989) on meals
  • $20 (kr2,829) on local transportation
  • $178 (kr25,187) on hotels

A one week trip to Akureyri for two people costs, on average, $1,934 (kr273,827). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Akureyri cost?

A one week trip to Akureyri usually costs around $967 (kr136,913) for one person and $1,934 (kr273,827) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Akureyri on average costs around $1,934 (kr273,827) for one person and $3,868 (kr547,653) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Akureyri will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Akureyri on average costs around $4,144 (kr586,772) for one person and $8,289 (kr1,173,543) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Akureyri has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Akureyri expensive to visit?

Prices in Akureyri are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Akureyri is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Uppsala or Reims.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Akureyri Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Akureyri?

The average Akureyri trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Akureyri travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr25,187 ($178)
Local Transportation 1 kr2,829 ($20)
Food 2 kr4,989 ($35)
Entertainment 1 kr2,246 ($16)
Alcohol 2 kr893 - 2,679 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Akureyri
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Akureyri is $89 (kr12,594). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Akureyri is $178 (kr25,187). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Akureyri

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Akureyri based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $187. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Akureyri
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Akureyri is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 (kr2,829) per person, per day, on local transportation in Akureyri.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Akureyri
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Rental Cars in Akureyri
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Food Budget in Akureyri
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Akureyri can vary, the average cost of food in Akureyri is $35 (kr4,989) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Akureyri should cost around $14 (kr1,996) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Akureyri is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Akureyri
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Akureyri typically cost an average of $16 (kr2,246) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Akureyri
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (kr1,786) on alcoholic beverages in Akureyri per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Akureyri On a Budget
Akureyri Godafoss Waterfall
Akureyri is the largest town in the northern region of Iceland, and is often considered the unofficial capital of the north. The town is a popular fishing port and is often used as a basecamp for visiting the more rural surrounding area. Akureyri is known for their great art scene, beautiful architecture, and stunning natural scenery.

The climate in Akureyri tends to be cold and wet year round, with temperatures rarely going above 60° Fahrenheit. Temperatures tend stay between 20-30° F from October-April, with the most snowfall and rainfall happening during this time. May-August tend to be drier and slightly warmer, with temperatures in the 40's and 50's.
Akureryi offers a fantastic art scene, especially in the Listagilio which translates to art canyon, is an area full of art galleries and shops. After wandering through Listagilio, you can follow the winding lanes of the town and enjoy the eclectic buildings. One such building is the Akureyrakirkja Church whose 1940's architecture juxtaposes that of the more traditional surrounding buildings.

Explore the city's history at Gasir, a medieval trading post which comes to life in July when locals recreate what it would have been like hundreds of years ago. From here, you can head to the Laufus, an old rectory from the 1840's that are often considered to be the inspiration for Icelandic architecture.
Akureyri is a fairly small city, despite it being the largest town in the northern region of Iceland. It does have a downtown, or town center, where you'll find beautiful architecture, art galleries, tourist offices, and restaurants. Outside of the town center, on the outskirts of the city, is the conference center and a few of the natural attractions.

Located far north of Akureyri is Grimsey Island, which is home to fisherman and about one million seabirds! Aside from it's stunning natural landscape, Grimsey is a great place to experience crossing the Arctic Circle.

About 20 miles north of Akureyri is Hrisey Island, a beautiful little island with a small village. There are three walking trails, amazing viewpoints for bird watching, and even tractor tours during the summer.

Some of the best activities in Akureyri involve taking advantage of the incredible natural surroundings, especially at Glerardalur Valley. The Valley is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Iceland with the Glera River running through it. You can get a map of the area from The Touring Company in Akureyri, who will also be able to tell you the best viewing points and difficulty level of each trail!

During winter, you can ski at the nearby Eyjafjordur Fjord, which is great for both cross-country and downhill skiing. In the summer, head over to Sulur Mountain where you can spend the day hiking and exploring the area while also getting breathtaking views of Akureyri. At the end of summer, in early September, there's the annual Arctic Run on Grimsey Island which is the only run in the world where you cross the Arctic Circle! Then, end running day with a viewing of the Northern Lights which can be viewed in Akureyri from September through April.
Food and Dining
Being a major fishing port, you'll find incredibly fresh seafood wherever you go in town. There is also a strong emphasis on using natural, organic, Icelandic ingredients at many of the restaurants throughout the area. Restaurants in Akureyri vary from pub food, to fish and chip shops, to more international fare like Spanish tapas. The city also has a lively nightlife scene, with almost as many bars and clubs as there are restaurants! Bars range from discos to low-key pubs to swanky lounges.

Akureyri is connected via the ring road, which is the single highway that runs around the country. Using a rented car or taking a bus from Reykjavik or Egilsstaoir are some of the easiest ways to get into the city. There is also a domestic airport nearby which takes flights from Air Iceland, as well as occasional flights from Copenhagen.

You can easily navigate Akureyri on foot or use their free bus system, SVA. Keep in mind, the buses often have limited hours, especially on weekends, so walking is usually the most efficient option. There are just a few taxis in town which you can find at the taxi post in the center of town.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.