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Nacreous clouds

This special phenomenon occurs mainly at high latitudes during the winter when temperatures in the stratosphere fall below the frost point.

A cold December

The last December was unusually cold across Iceland. In Akureyri, the average temperature was -5.3 degrees, 4.6 degrees below the average for the last ten years.

Happy New Year

The Little Fisherman by Knut Skinnerland. The statue stands by the Hof Cultural & Conference Center and was a gift from the Norwegian friendship town Ålesund

Christmas greetings from Akureyri

For those visiting us during the holidays you can find an overview of activities, restaurants and opening hours during Christmas and New Year

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year

Laufás farm

The traditional old Icelandic farmhouses are characterized by turf walls and sod roofs and were the common way of housing until around 1930.

A warm November

November has been one of the warmest in Iceland in many years, in Akureyri it has been 4 degrees warmer than the average