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How to get around North Iceland

Direct flights to North Iceland

Direct Flights to North Iceland are available all year round. 

From October 2024 through February 2025, easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick to Akureyri. The flights are scheduled twice a week and offer a whole new way of experiencing travel to Iceland during winter. If you arrive at Keflavík airport, domestic flights from Reykjavík airport with Icelandair are a good option for travel to North Iceland, with multiple departures every day. In the summer of 2024, Edelweiss will fly directly to Akureyri from Zurich weekly from June to August. In 2024, two travel agencies offer travel packages which include direct flights to North Iceland; Kontiki from Zurich and Voigt Travel from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

North Iceland is the number one destination for winter activities, there are multiple attractions and tours available. Go skiing, off-piste or on groomed slopes and enjoy guided tours on Super jeeps, snowmobiles, snowshoes or dogsleds. Winter in North Iceland won't disappoint.

Car rentals in North Iceland

There are plenty of car rentals all over the country. Some are part of an international chain and others are privately owned. Prices and quality may vary so it´s important to carefully examine all the possibilities.
Please note that there is one tunnel near Akureyri that is a toll tunnel. Please visit before you drive through them to pay the toll.

Public transportation

Buses go around the greater city area every day from early in the morning until late in the evening. The same bus company also has schelduled routes outside of the city. For frequent users, special bus cards are a good option but those who use the bus less frequently may want to purchase some bus tickets for a slight discount. You can also use this site and

Bike rentals North Iceland

Short and long term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Ferries in North Iceland

Several ferries sail from the mainland to the local islands. The international ferrie Norræna also docs in Iceland, in Seyðisfjörður, which is in the east part of the country.

Domestic flights

Iceland has a few airlines, international ones as well as local. Flights can be booked through their websites or via telephone.
Toll roads