Practical information
Getting around in Akureyri: Akureyri is a small town and guests will find that most often takes not more than 10-15 minutes to walk to where they want to go. Note that in Akureyri all transport with the local - city buses - are for free. Normally buses are on route between 6.25 am until 23.03 pm all weekdays. For timetable and driving schedule during weekends click here.

Taxi service: Located in center of town. Tel (+354) 461 1010.

Car rental: Local and international car rental companies operate througout Iceland. Car can be booked through their websites, a travel agent or an airline and at airports. Many types of cars are available, from small family cars to powerful 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

Tourist information: The Tourist information in Akureyri is located in Hof Cultural Center. It is open daily 7:30-19:00. There you can get information, tips and details that are useful during your stay in Akureyri and surrounding areas.

Electrical current: The electric current in Iceland is 220 volts, 50 HZ AC. Most electrical outlets are DIN (the German industrial standard - two round pins), but many hotels offer variations.

Emergencies: Dial 112 countrywide for police, medical and fire emergencies.

Pharmacies: Pharmacies are open during normal business hours.

Banks: There are three banks in Akureyri: Landsbankinn, Íslandsbanki and Arion banki. All are located in the center of town. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 9:15 - 16:00

Business hours: Most shops are open Mondays to Fridays from 9 or 10 am and to 6 pm. Opening hours on Saturdays are often from 10 am to either 2 or 4 pm. Most shops (except food stores and the shopping malls) are closed on Sundays.

Shopping: Most shops in Akureyri are located either in the town center or at Glerártorg shopping center.

Smoking: Icelandic law prohibits smoking in public buildings. Those who wish to smoke must do so outside.

Welcome to Akureyri!




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