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Akureyri International Airport is located only 3 km from the center of Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Akureyri Airport has a relaxing atmosphere and flexible services. The airport is well located for international flights, only 3 hours from London and 6.5 hours from New York.

Akureyri International Airport serves domestic flights, a series of inbound charters, outbound charters and incoming private jets. It is also the base for ambulance flights in Iceland.

The flybus in Akureyri connects with all flights and you can book a ticket here

Are you Due North?



North Iceland is an all-year-round destination filled with energy, magic, and tranquillity. Local travel agencies and tour operators provide quality service, and vast accommodation options are available. Friendly locals make visitors feel welcome.

Explore geothermal areas, impressive waterfalls, canyons, and glacial rivers. Make sure you experience popular activities such as whale watching and bathing in various geothermal pools. In vibrant towns, you can taste local food in different restaurants and cafés after a day well spent out in pure and vast nature.

Enjoy the midnight sun in summer, and in winter, you have a 90% chance of seeing the northern lights during a five-night stay.

North Iceland is the leading winter destination for Icelanders. Try skiing from mountaintops down to the Atlantic Ocean, in designated ski areas, or by heliskiing. Hike on snowshoes to discover frozen waterfalls and visit exotic locations dogsledding, on snowmobiles, or in super jeeps.

Discover two magnificent tourist routes in North Iceland. On the Arctic Coast Way, travel between fishing towns and villages, going off the beaten path to discover some of the remotest areas in North Iceland, close to the Arctic Circle. On the Diamond Circle, you will be astounded by some of the rarest and most stunning sights and views of unearthly landscapes.

Air 66N – Support and Marketing

Air 66N comprises a cluster of tourism companies and municipalities in North Iceland. The co-operation encourages and supports direct international flight connections to Akureyri International Airport. Air 66N works with local and national authorities to create incentives for flight operators and facilitate new routes for Akureyri Airport.

Air 66N was established by Visit North Iceland in 2011 and has from the start been seen as one of the most important projects of the region. Visit North Iceland is a tourism authority representing more than 250 companies and all of 20 municipalities in North Iceland.

A substantial route support scheme is currently offered to airlines and travel agencies that start to operate new routes to Akureyri Airport.

Incentives and support for new routes

The Icelandic Route Development Fund supports new routes for Akureyri Airport. In addition, Isavia offers discounts on airport charges. Visit North Iceland, and North Iceland tourism companies also offer their support and cooperation in developing new routes for Akureyri Airport.


The Icelandic Development Fund (IRDF)

  • The IRDFoffers support for new routes to Akureyri International Airport for up to 3 year.
  • Applications require a minimum of a series of 6 flights on a new route.
  • IRDF operates in two divisions:
    • Route Division - offering incentives per arriving pax.
    • Marketing Division - supporting up to 50% of marketing costs
  • Click here for more information.

Visit North Iceland

  • Visit North Iceland offers support for press trips, FAM trips, participation in workshops and travel trade shows, as well as communication and co-operation with local authorities, North Iceland tourism companies and Promote Iceland.
  • North Iceland tourism companies offer support, including co-operation with airlines and travel agents, investment in development and marketing efforts.


Technical information

Akureyri Airport has one runway 2,400 m long and 45 m wide, which can safely accommodate large airplanes. The Airport is controlled by highly qualified air traffic controllers (ATC). Akureyri Airport is open all year round and has excellent winter services.

In 2023, ongoing developments at Akureyri Airport will be completed, including a larger apron and a bigger terminal to better service international flights.

For more technical information, click here.


  • New airline based in Akureyri

    New airline based in Akureyri

    A new airline, Niceair, has been founded in Akureyri and will start operating international flights in June.
  • Very successful first direct flight from the UK to Akureyri

    Very successful first direct flight from the UK to Akureyri

    Today at Akureyri Airport a Boeing 737-800 from Enter Air landed for the first time, full of passengers from Cardiff, Wales. These passengers were the first to fly directly from the UK to Akureyri, that was recently selected as the number one place to visit in 2018 by The Guardian. The travel agency Super Break is responsible for the flights to Akureyri from 11 different locations and 14 flights in total, from January to February. Super Break is already planning flights next winter, increasing the number up to 22 flights to start with.
  • Fly straight to Akureyri from the UK!

    Fly straight to Akureyri from the UK!

    The British travel agency Super Break is now offering flights from various cities in the UK, that all go straight to the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. The agency specializes in short breaks and so these trips are either for 3 or 4 nights. The departure cities include Cardiff, London, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Norwich and more.