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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.
The Birthday of Akureyri is celebrated annually on the last weekend of August. The opening ceremony of the festival always takes place on Friday evening in the Botanical Garden. The theme of the festival 2016 is “play, inspect, create". Program and theme for the festival 2016 will be published here shortly.
- Concert with Jeff Herr Quartet at Hof Culture House - kl. 13:00
- Akureyri museum open
- Exhibition "Wildwood" at Flóra
- House of Shark - Jörnundur in Hrísey
- Industrial Museum open
- Motorcycle Museum open
- Summerdust at Verksmiðjan in Hjalteyri
- The Aviation Museum open
- Toy Exhibition in Friðbjarnarhús.
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.