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Græni hatturinn music venue

Discover the beating heart of Iceland's music scene at Græni Hatturinn (The Green Hat) in Akureyri.

Skiing area in Mt. Hlíðarfjall

The Hlíðarfjall mountain hosts northern Iceland's largest ski area, and Iceland's highest elevation ski lift. T

Öskudagur - Ash Wednesday

A busy week – on Monday was Bun Day (Bolludagur), on Thursday was meat soup, and yesterday was Ash Wednesday.

Bursting Day

Sprengidagur, or Bursting Day, is an Icelandic tradition that falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

How to get here

  • There are several airlines flying directly to Akureyri which is the easiest way of visiting, but flying to the main airport Keflavík in the south of Iceland is also an option and then either take a flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri which takes about 40 minutes or drive/take a bus for aprox 4.5-6 hours along main road 1.  More information here.