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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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The anniversary of Akureyri Municipality is celebrated annually on the weekend closest to the day of establishment which is the 29th of August. In 2019 it will be held on the 30th-31st of August. It´s a celebration including cultural events like exhibitions, visual art, music, science and so on.

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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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