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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.
AK Extreme is a four day Big Jump Festival happening 6th-9th of April with events scheduled at Mt. Hlíðarfjall and in downtown Akureyri. For the main event is a terrifying Big Jump set up out fifteen shipping containers from Eimskip, smack dab in the middle of town. You don´t want to miss that!
- "Iceland: Land of Spirit and Delight" in Deiglan - kl. 14:00
- 360 Days and Paintings - Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson in Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús
- Akureyri Museum open
- Akureyri Swimming Pool open
- Sanctuary - Einar Falur Ingólfsson in Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús
- Classical Concert at Hof Culture House - kl. 14:00
- Classical Concert at Hof Culture House - kl. 12:00
- Concert with Helena Eyjólfs and band at Græni hatturinn - kl. 21:00
- AK Extreme
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.
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.