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Humpback whales are playful creatures.

Humpback whales starting to arrive in Skjálfandaflói, North Iceland

20 Mar Humpback whales seem to be playful creatures, fond of splashing around in the surface of the sea and jumping. Having such an appetite for performing, they are particularly popular among whale watchers.

Blue whale spraying water on a whale watching boat at Skjálfandaflói.

Blue Whales have arrived in North Iceland

14 Mar Biggest mammals on earth, Blue whales have been spotted at Skjálfandaflói, the bay north of whale watching town Húsavík in North Iceland. Blue whales venture into the bay in late winter and spring in search for something to eat. A great opportunity go get up close to these magnificent creatures.

Akureyrarkirkja Church is one if Akureyri's most distinct landmarks.

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

26 Feb Akureyri is often named the capital of North Iceland. It's by far the biggest town outside of the capital area, and there is plenty to see and do there. Here's a list of our top 20 things to see and do in Akureyri.

Mývatn is a popular destination for many reasons.

20 gorgeous places to enjoy nature in North Iceland

18 Feb Here’s a list of some of the most stunning places to enjoy nature in North Iceland. Many of the places listed are not well known and therefore not likely to be crowded.

There are three rivers you can raft down in Iceland, two of them are family friendly. The third everything but.

River rafting in Iceland, some of the best in Europe

14 Jan There is no way to get to know Iceland quite like river rafting. Going down a glacier river on a small boat, looking up at a gorge the river has dug over the years and seeing the layers of Iceland. It is nothing short of an amazing experience.

Laxá í Aðaldal is often referred to as the queen of Icelandic rivers for salmon fishing.

Best rivers for salmon fishing in Iceland

4 Jan Iceland is renowned for its nature, and a great way to enjoy it is to go fishing. Salmon fishing is very popular in Iceland and there are a few absolutely stunning rivers for that. Here is a list of our favourite rivers, with no regard to the price!

The graffiti is proving difficult to clean off.

Graffiti philosophers vandalise North Iceland churches

4 Jan Four churches in Akureyri, North Iceland, were vandalized during the night, including the Akureyri cathedral. All had been covered in graffiti using phrases such as religion is slavery, satan, and hegelian dialectic.

Atlantic Leather has a visitor centre at Sauðárkrókur

High fashion from Icelandic fish leather

3 Jan Fish skin was considered trash for years; today it’s the raw material for fish leather, used by designers such as Dior, Prada, Nike and Alexander Wang. It is made in a tannery in North Iceland which also sells furry Icelandic horse hides in winter hair.

There are two rivers for rafting in Skagafjörður, Austari jökulsá and Vestari jökulsá.

11 tips from a local on Skagafjörður, North Iceland

1 Jan Skagafjörður is not on the top list of every guide book but there is still plenty to see and do there, if you know where to find it. Here are some tips from a local on the 11 must do things when visiting Skagafjörður.

The fortune teller by her hut.

"Meet" an ancient Icelandic fortune teller

28 Dec Þórdís the fortune teller was one of the strong women in the Icelandic sagas. She was the first settler in Skagaströnd, North Iceland, and today she is remembered in a museum dedicated to her.

Hjalteyri, where the earthquakes originated.

Earthquake shakes North Iceland

19 Dec .An earthquake measuring 3.5 occurred in North Iceland this morning and was felt distinctly by many inhabitants of Akureyri. According to the Iceland Met Office its origins were south of Grenivík at a depth of twelve kilometres.

ADVENTURE! Explore Greenland from Iceland

14 Dec North Iceland tour operator North Sailing has announced a brand-new tour concept for the 2017 Iceland summer season – an eight-day sailing and hiking expedition in East Greenland led by polar explorer Vilborg Arna.

The fire department trying to fight the fire at the N1 Grillskáli in Þórshöfn last night.

Only shop in remote Icelandic village burns to the ground

13 Dec The only shop, a roadstop shop next to the N1 petrol station in Þórshöfn, probably the most remote town in the whole of Iceland, burned down to the ground last night.

From filming on location in North Iceland.

First trailer of Fast & Furious – starring Iceland

13 Dec Here is the first trailer for the new Fast & Furi­ous 8 action movie, scenes of which were filmed in Iceland, particularly on the frozen Mývatn lake in North Iceland.

Lots of snow in Akureyri this morning.

Christmas card landscapes in Akureyri

21 Nov There are still five weeks until Christmas but when people woke up in Akureyri this morning a picture perfect sight greeted them - a thick fluffy layer of snow.

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