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Earthquakes and seismic activity is ongoing in the highlands by Vatnajökull glacier in Northeast Iceland. You can follow news in English on The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service's web page. Akureyri is in a safe distance from the current activity area. You can book sightseeing flights from Akureyri with Saga Travel.
Akureyri and surroundings (Northern Iceland) were among 10 destinations recommended by travel guide Lonley Planet earlier this year: “…don’t ignore Iceland’s second city Akureyri and the wild charms of Northern Iceland, all easily accessed by a short connecting flight from Reykjavik.” You can read the whole article HERE.
- Concert with tribute band Blues Brothers at GrŠni hatturinn
- Akureyri museum open
- Coffee and refreshments aboard H˙ni II
- Deiglan: Solarparcels
- Industrial Museum open
- Ketilh˙si: From Earth
- Motorcycle Museum open
- Photo exhibition in Hof Culture House
- The Art Museum: Art and Cultural Relics
The Northern Lights 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. Northern Lights are created by electrically charged particles that make the thin air shine, not unlike a fluorescent light.
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.