Akureyri, in the region of Iceland, is a small town with an ice-free harbor located in its northern side. It is the second largest urban region of the country and has the fourth largest municipality. It is commonly known as the Capital of North Iceland and is one of the most prominent ports and fishing centers of the country. Since the place has an ice-free harbor, it has been used favorably for carrying out different aviation activities. Allied forces even used the town as a base during World War II.
Whenever you are in a new town or a city, the first thing you need is a flexible transport option that you can use to explore every interesting nook and corner around. The best option is to hire a car in Akureyri via travel agent or through online booking. Make sure to book a car the moment you finalize your tickets to Akureyri, so that you are free to explore the entire town upon arrival, with comfort and at your convenience.
Places of interest in Akureyri include museums, churches, and botanical gardems. Designed by the famous architect Gudjon Samuelsoon, the Akureyri Church is a must see structure in town. It was built in 1940 but was destroyed during the German air raids. Despite its destruction, some of the bas-reliefs can still be seen and are worth looking at. The baptismal font in the church is a replica of and inspired by the work of Bertel Thorvaldsen. Rent a car in Akureyri and go to visit the Botanical Gardens which is also used as a Public Park. The place was formally opened in the early part of the twentieth century and presently has a noteworthy collection of Icelandic floral species and a variety of shrubs and trees. Two museums worth mentioning are the Akureyri Museum and the Akureyri Art Museum. Folk culture is widespread and in summer, several festivals are celebrated.
The Glera Valley area in Akureyri is well known for its climbing and walking routes. Since the place is surrounded by small glaciers as well as some of the highest peaks in Iceland, it offers an array of options for hiking and mountaineering. Take a car for rent in Akureyri to explore various interesting hiking options around. Fishing is another interesting activity you can enjoy in Akureyri. From salmon to trout, you can aim for varied range of fishes during fishing.
Having an easy and convenient mode of transportion is the best way of enjoying your stay in Akureyri. You can visit nearby cities such as Hals, Grund, Svalbar, Kaupangur, and Logmannshli by driving around in a hired car. Make sure you hire a car well in advance and enjoy yourself.
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