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Humpbacks all year

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service just published news about whales close to Akureyri.

A beautiful visitor

This weekend this beautiful visitor, a bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) took a rest in front of Hof Cultural and Conference house.

December record snowfall in Akureyri

The precipitation last December in Akureyri was three times higher than in an average year. It was the highest since the beginning of registration in 1928. Yes, we are not short of snow and the ski season has begun!

Puffins using tool are surprising scientists

A puffin on Grímsey island, caught on camera using a stick to scratch its body, is featured in a new issue of the scientific journal PNAS , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Almar Alfreðsson

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Almar is a product designer in Akureyri who is going to show us a few glimpses of Akureyri for a few days.

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How to get here

  • The flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri takes about 40 minutes and 4-5 hours to drive. The city busses are free of charge and we have no parking meters, just remember to get a parking-clock, available at the tourist information in HOF, at banks, some shops and gasoline stations. 

    The Road to Akureyri