Akureyri is the second largest city in Iceland but with a population of under 20,000, it retains a real small-town charm. However, despite its size there’s so many things to do when you get there – from taking a boat trip out onto the fjord for a spot of whale watching to exploring the rugged North Iceland landscape. Discover the traditional Icelandic cuisine and some incredible craft beers - or if you are in need of some down time, relax in the thermal pools or the Bjórböðin Beer spa…
With trips departing from Cornwall Airport Newquay in January and March 2019, it’s never been easier to discover this amazing part of the world from your local airport with Super Break.
Have a read of our top pick of the best things to experience in this amazing town, and visit Super Break to find out more…
1. Bjórböðin Beer Spa
An absolute must during a trip to Akureyri is the Bjórböðin Beer Spa. Bathe in a big tub filled with beer, water, hops and yeast. The still-fermenting beer has a cleansing effect on your skin and a positive effect on health (as long as you don’t drink too much while you’re in there obviously!) After 25 minutes, get out of the bath and head for the relaxation room and let the active ingredients take effect.
2. Whale Watching
Experience a whale watching trip on Eyjafjörður; a haven for whales due to the abundance of food, the deep water and the relatively warm temperature. While not a guarantee, sighting success is around 99% and the most common cetacean species is the magnificent humpback whale. The cinema-style seats on board ensure a comfortable journey and warm overalls are provided if the weather is particularly cold. Remember to wrap up warm anyway!
3. Lake Mývatn Nature Baths
Akureyri’s answer to the Blue Lagoon is Lake Mývatn Nature Baths. Remember to add entry to the baths onto your Lake Mývatn Adventure excursion and feel the benefits of the natural minerals and elements while bathing in the beautiful Arctic wilderness.
4. Northern Lights
The Super Break ‘Incredible Iceland’ package includes a ‘Search for the Northern Lights’ excursion offering the chance to see one of the most spectacular shows on earth. Appearing as dancing lights in the nights sky, the Northern Lights vary in colour, usually being green, but can also appear purple, red, pink, orange and blue.
5. Visit Godafoss waterfall
The Goðafoss waterfall, known locally as the Waterfall of The Gods, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Icelandic legend tells the story of Þorgeir Ljósvetningargoði who is said to have thrown his pagan god statues into the falls when taking up Christianity giving rise to its name. Visit this stunning area as part of the Super Break ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ excursion included within the Incredible Iceland break.
There is a three night trip departing from Cornwall Airport Newquay on 11th January 2019, and a four night trip departing 4th March 2019.
Trips include return flights, 3* or 4* hotel, transfers and two excursions - Find out more about the Super Break departure to Akureyri in North Iceland here