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From Istanbul to Akureyri

Hazal Elif Yalvaç (30) lost her father when she was 24 years old. He had inspired her to travel around the world and she came to Akureyri wearing his green and white sweater. “I'm still grieving and missing him a lot. He was a great friend to me. This sweater was knit by my mother who is alive and very important to me too. My father was wearing it during the 80s. Last time I visited my parents' place in Tekirdağ, west of Istanbul, I found this jumper and decided to take it with me for my 6th travel to Iceland. It keeps me warm and in some ways, it means that my father travels here with me too,“ says Hazal in a short interview with Visitakureyri.is.

Frosty days

In the past days frost has been dominating and last Sunday it went as high as - 14°C resulting in beautiful frosty landscape.

Summer job by the Arctic Circle

It is not common to find available jobs on Iceland's northernmost part - on island Grímsey - by the Arctic Circle.

Great outdoor conditions

During the past days we have enjoyed calm weather with light frost, optimal conditions for activities outdoors. In the alpine ski area of Mt. Hlíðarfjall

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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