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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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 ARCTIC COAST WAY
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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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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MIDSUMMER MAGIC 2019

Midsummer Night is celebrated on the 22nd to the 23rd of June. In Iceland this day is called Jónsmessa named after John the Baptist.  According Icelandic folklore many strange things happens during Midsummer Night e.g. the cows gain the power to speech and seals can become human.

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Rósenborg, Skólastíg 2
600 Akureyri
Sími +354 450 1050
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