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Akureyri tops Lonely Planet´s list of ten best places to visit in Europe 2015. Lonely Planet's review tells you amongst other things that Akureyri is an easy-going place and a great base for exploring the north's green pastures, fishing villages, mudpots, waterfalls, ski fields and whale-filled bays. Read the full review.
Also called Aurora Borealis – are one of the most spectacular shows on earth and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings from September through April on clear and crisp nights. The Northern Lights occur high above the surface of the earth where the atmosphere has become extremely thin, in an altitude of 100-250 km.
- "Vér heilsum glaðar framtíðinni" at Municipal Library
- Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús: Framing
- Akureyri Art Museum: GraN - Triennale
- Akureyri museum open
- Exhibition "Hrútar" at Hof Culture House
- Ice-Disco at the Skating rink
- Concert with heavy metal band Sólstafir at Græni hatturinn - kl. 22:00
Eyjafjördur Fjord is one of the best places in Iceland for cross-country and downhill skiing. Akureyri's ski slopes, which are on mountain Hlíðarfjall, 5 km above the town, are in many ways unique. Their elevation ranges from 500 m to 1000 m above sea level, and there is therefore plenty of snow during the winter. More information HERE.
The town of Akureyri is beautiful and peaceful as ever during Christmas and the New Year, shining with charming lights in the dark Arctic winter. This is the time locals want to enjoy at home with their families and therefore most businesses are closed a few days during the holidays. HERE you will find useful information on opening hours during Christmas and the New Year.