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A swim by the Arctic Circle

Visiting the local pool is a must in Iceland, so don't forget to bring your bathing suit! The pools in Iceland are more than a place to go for a swim.


Dimmuborgir - which is an area in the lake Mývatn district, consists of a massive, collapsed lava tube formed by a lava lake flowing in from a large eruption on a crater row some 2300 years ago.


The town was the setting for the 2020 Netflix comedy "The Story of Fire Saga" — and the namesake for an Academy Award nomination 2021.

The first day of summer

The first day of summer (sumardagurinn fyrsti) was held yesterday, 22nd April. This is an annual public holiday in Iceland.

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