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Best place in Europe 2015!

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.

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The Northern Lights

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.

  • Kalli Örvars og Hvanndals
  • Krakkar miðbær
  • Gilið afmæli
  • Klassík
  • Björg
  • 200.000 naglbítar
  • Skriðjöklar

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Akureyri Town Festival August

The Birthday of the town rights of Akureyri is celebrated annually at the end of August. The opening ceremony of the festival will take place in the Botanical Garden on Friday evening, other highlights are: the Ghost Hunt Evening in the old town, Science Center and events along the Artist Alley. A overview of the program.


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Summer Arts Festival 2015

Summer Art’s Festival in Akureyri, June 12th – September 6th 2015, is a platform for artists to present their art. Summer Art’s Festival was for many years a framework for art-events in Akureyri and will now be revived with similar focus. Guðrún Þórsdóttir is the project’s manager. Those interested should apply through


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