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Information on Akureyri, North Iceland. Some of the attractions are the nothern lights, Grímsey Island and Hrísey Island, nature, waterfalls, skiing, ski

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Orbis et Globus (Circle and Sphere) in Grímsey Island

Orbis et Globus (Circle and Sphere) in Grímsey Island is an artwork that was placed on the Arctic Circle in 2017. It is a 3m diameter globe that will follow the fluctuating North-South part of the Arctic Circle until it leaves the island.

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Hrísey is the second largest island in Iceland: Paved streets in the small village, tidy gardens and an outstanding view of the surrounding mountains. The ferry, Sævar, sails between Hrísey and the mainland village of Ásskógssandur. The journey only takes about 15 minutes.

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A new tunnel through Vaðlaheiði mountain shortens the trip from Akureyri to Húsavík about 16 km. The total length of the tunnel is about 7.5 km. The tunnel has two driving lanes, one in each direction. Travellers have to pay for each trip through the tunnel. More info HERE.

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The Arctic Coast Way is Iceland’s first-ever tourist route. It is 900 km long and takes in 21 villages and 18 municipalities – stretching along the coast and around the peninsulas of North Iceland. The route was selected one of Lonely Planet's top 10 European destinations for 2019. 


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