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Earthquakes and seismic activity is ongoing in the highlands by Vatnajökull glacier in Northeast Iceland. You can follow news in English on The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service's web page. Akureyri is in a safe distance from the current activity area.
Akureyri and surroundings (Northern Iceland) were among 10 destinations recommended by travel guide Lonley Planet earlier this year: “…don’t ignore Iceland’s second city Akureyri and the wild charms of Northern Iceland, all easily accessed by a short connecting flight from Reykjavik.” You can read the whole article HERE.
Departing from Torfunefsbryggja harbour right in the heart of Akureyri town this roughly 3 hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale viewing areas in first class comfort on board The Ambassador; a fast, stable and safe boat custom built for whale watching. Ambassador's home page.
Hrísey lies in the outward reaches of Eyjafjörður and is the second largest island in Iceland. There are about 200 inhabitants on the island, living in a trim fishing village with paved streets, tidy gardens and a view of the surrounding mountains which can be equalled by few. The ferry, Sævar, sails between Hrísey and the mainland village of Ásskógssandur. The journey only takes about 15 minutes.