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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.
Grímsey is a great place to see cliff nesting birds such as Puffins, Razorbills and Murre. The Island also has Iceland’s largest Tern nesting site. In the summertime Grímsey is the home to nearly the entire main wader, moorland, ducks and seabirds that visit Iceland every year. HERE you can see more information about birdwatching in Akureyri area.
Well designed exhibitions and the beautiful museum garden with its 19th century church is not to be missed if you visit Akureyri. The exhibitions provide the visitor with ample information in various forms and themes equally about the history of fjord from settlement and but also the history of Akureyri and its development from the 19th century.
The Akureyri Swimming Pool is one of the most popular pools in the country. The pool area has a 25-m competition swimming pool along with four geothermal hot pots, a Turkish bath, waterslides, a children's pool as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. Next to the pool is a family garden with popular playground equipment. For more information click HERE.