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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Best place in Europe 2015!

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.

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The Northern Lights

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.

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Ski Paradise in Akureyri

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. 

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Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

The town of Akureyri is beautiful and peaceful as ever during Christmas and the New Year, shining with charming lights in the dark Arctic winter. This is the time locals want to enjoy at home with their families and therefore most businesses are closed a few days during the holidays. Furter information about opening hours will be available next couple of days. So stay tuned!

 

 

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Akureyrarstofa
Menningarhúsinu Hofi
600 Akureyri
Sími +354 450 1050
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