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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 – are one of the most spectacular shows on earth and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings from 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.
- Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús: Dress Performance
- Akureyri Art Museum: For the Sake of the Form
- Akureyri museum open
- Concert with the band Hvanndalsbræður at Græni hatturinn - kl. 22:00
- Local Food Festival in North Iceland
- Sex Pistols Experience at Græni hatturinn - kl. 22:00
- PM4SD Summer School 2016: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism - kl. 09:00
- Ladies Days
- Akureyri Art Museum: Misty Rain
Eyjafjördur Fjord is one of the best places in Iceland for cross-country and downhill skiing. Akureyri's ski slopes, which are on mountain Hlíðarfjall, 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.