Akranes Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Akranes

I’m on the last little bit of the way home, just waiting for a g&t in Heathrow before the last flight home....

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"On earth's part all days start beautifully patiently it revolves and revolves with its trees and oceans and lakes deserts and volcanoes the two of us and the rest of you and all the animals" Pétur Gunnarsson Greeting you at the Keflavik airport, this quote really captures the essence of Iceland....

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Top Places To Visit in Akranes 6 Spots

Breioin, Akranes
Lighthouses always bring some kind of strange passion. They symbolise arrives, departures... depending on weather, they add something more intense to those rainy and sunny days. You can find dozens of them on the Icelandic shores. We've decided to visit one of them on our way to Grundarfjörður in Akranes, a small town to the North from Reykjavík, where you pass through a tunnel 5 kilometers long under sea. Grundarfjörður is situated between mountains and the sea. Can you imagine waterfalls, Icelandic nature, a very special hill and the sea in one scenery? Take a look at the picture below and tell me you wouldn't like to spend there a night or two to get a chance for the Aurora borealis to enlight the place with her magic.
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Weekend Getaways from Akranes  

AkureyriWe took a stop at the town of Isafjordur located near the creek at one of the fjords. Its dramatic landscape surroundings provided a perfect setting for a peaceful and delicious lunch. If not for our already planned trip, we would have definitely stayed here a night or two.We were once again moving as the way to Akureyri was long. During our journey, we came across some amazing landscape which we never encountered before. Iceland greeted us with bright sun, drizzle, thick fog, all on same day. It was as if we were in a fictional world. The drive was longer than we expected and we reached our next home around 1 am. We were on road for around 10 hours and soon retired for the day.The next morning was a quick one and we were once again on the road. The charm of exploring Iceland was insatiable and couldn't keep us away from the wheels for long. We had our breakfast at the outskirts of the city near a river under the perfect surrounding of mountains. Our next destination was Eskifjörður but we had many pit stops to take as the road ahead was filled with adventure and some exciting places to discover.

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Then the downhill just got plain fun…It maybe would have been a better plan going up this side – it’s really, really steep, but covered in scree and so an absolute nightmare to go down in any sense of safety. But we did, partly using “paths” that were there, and partly just wandering down through routes that looked like the rock surface was going to be stable enough. Once we’d worked our way down and off the hill (a bit over 200 metres, so nothing huge, but still a decent little climb from not much above sea level), we went a bit further up the coast, first to Akranes, where we didn’t really stop properly, but drove through and had a look around, and then on up to Borgarnes, where we did.

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