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Happy Valentine's day!

Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir
Photo: María H. Tryggvadóttir

What is more romantic than stopping at the red traffic lights in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, stopping at a red light is much more pleasant than elsewhere.

The red lights are heart-shaped!

The heart in the traffic lights have caught the attention of those visiting Akureyri and the hearts of the inhabitants.

The hearts lit up all over town as a consequence of the finance crash in Iceland in year 2008, when there was a need for some positive thinking and to put emphasis on what really matters.

Since then the red hearts in the traffic lights are visible as well as plenty of red hearts made of the flower “forget me not” decorating windows, cars and signs throughout the town.

The Selfie Traffic Light
A perfect place for a selfie with the red traffic light always glowing, is down by the harbor in the city center close to Hof Cultural house. This traffic light is in a safe spot (away from the traffic and with a nice background - the Akureyri church and center of town.
See location here.

Use the hashtag #heartsofakureyri