Often referred to as the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is Iceland’s second-largest city, with a population of 17000 people. Its ice-free harbor and mild climate led to it being an important center of trade in early years; now it’s home to University of Akureyri, giving the town a very youthful feel. Akureyri is an excellent base for exploring the […]


There’s only one official hostel in Akureyri.  The Hostelling International hostel is located in the center of the small town, on Hörgárbraut street, and within easy walking distance of everything you’d need – bus and flight connections, the grocery store and Vinbudin, and the harbor.  The hotels offers a total of 50 beds with shared bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and wireless […]

Cheap Hostels in Akureyri

Despite its small size, Iceland is a deceptively large country to travel across. Due the inhospitable nature of the rugged and snowy interior, it’s impossible to drive across in winter (and should only be undertaken with the proper training and equipment in summer), so in order to travel from Reykjavik to the northeastern side of the country, you’ll need to […]

See More of Iceland with an Air Iceland Day Trip

When you look at a map of Iceland, you can’t help but think “It looks so small.” But once you set foot on Iceland, the enormity of it strikes you. Yes, it’s roughly the size of the US state of Ohio, and yes, you could conceivably drive the 832 miles (1332 kms) around the Ring Road in two very long […]

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