Visit Akureyri

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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THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN GRÍMSEY

Grímsey island is a gem on the Arctic Circle, just 40 km off the north coast of Iceland. On the island you can cross the Arctic Circle which is marked by the art work Orbis et Globus. The island is also an ideal place to watch the northern lights.

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SAILING TO HRÍSEY

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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VAÐLAHEIÐI TUNNEL

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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ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN AKUREYRI

Visitors coming to Akureyri during Christmas and New Year can enjoy the festive celebrations of the holidays along with colourful Christmas lights & decorations. New Year´s Eve is greatly celebrated in Iceland and you can attend the town bonfire and watch a fantastic firework display that lights up the night sky above the town.

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Akureyrarstofa
Rósenborg, Skólastíg 2
600 Akureyri
Sími +354 450 1050
Kennitala 410169-6229
akureyrarstofa (at) akureyri.is

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