i think it is the only city i'm willing to live in ! very small,quiet,all the surrounding is breath taking.
even our teenagers agree....good restaurants ...really nice place to live and to travel.
Lots of places to visit near Akureyri, esp Lake Myvatn area. Must visit Hverjall Crater and climb it.
Worth the view, visit the hot spring at Namaskaro, and soak in Myvatn's Nature Bath geothermal pools. Visit the Detifoss, massive waterfall, also, worth it. Missed the Dimmuborgir and Skutustadir due to lack of time. Give more time to sight see at Akureyri.