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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.
Also called Aurora Borealis ľáare one of the most spectacular shows on earth and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundingsáfrom 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.
Eyjafj÷rdur Fjord is one of the best places in Iceland for cross-country and downhill skiing. Akureyri's ski slopes, which are on mountain HlÝarfjall, 5 km above the town, are in many ways unique. Their elevation ranges from 500 m to 1000 m above sea level, and there is therefore plenty of snow during the winter. More information HERE.
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.