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

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

1 Jul With the weather definitely better in North Iceland than the capital area, why not head up to Akureyri, 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.

Fosshóll guesthouse boasts of a magnificent location.

This guesthouse, next to one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, is for sale

23 May Guesthouse Fosshóll, which is almost on the edge of the Skjálfandafljót canyon, 500 metres from the famed Goðafoss waterfall, is up for sale. The price is a hefty 170 million ISK.

The  hole in the ancient wall.

Coach driver drives into ancient turf farm and causes damage

3 May A coach driver for a tourist coach drove into a wall of Glaumbær, a historic turf built farm in Skagafjörður, North Iceland,and left a large hole before driving off.

Jökulsárgljúfur offers magnificent nature.

210 million ISK for tourism upbuild in Jökulsárgljúfur

26 Mar The Jökulsárgljúfur area in the Vatnajökull National Park will receive 210 million Icelandic kronas for amenities such as a car park, walking paths and toilets.

Samúel Jónsson photographed in his garden of sculptures in 1965.

Fund raising effort for Iceland's most remote art museum

23 Mar The incredible art collection by artist Samúel Jónsson in Selárdalur, North Iceland, has inspired awe and wonder by everyone who visits it. Now, a society has been formed to save the statues by the artist, who passed away in 1969 and to restore this museum at the edge of the habitable world.

First direct flight from Cardiff to Akureyri took place today

12 Jan The first direct flight chartered by Super Break was flown from Cardiff in Great Britain to Akureyri in North Iceland. A Boeing 737-800 landed in Akureyri at noon carrying 185 passengers.

The music hall at the centre of Akureyri.

2.500 Brits fly direct to Akureyri

15 Nov 2017 British travel agency Super Break has organised chartered flights between Britain and Akureyri in North Iceland.

Drawing images into the crater is a popular pastime it seems.

Giant penis drawn into an Iceland crater

9 Aug 2017 Almost daily, people walk into the Hverfjall crater and draw some kind of image or write in it. Every other day the Environmental Agency have to send people to remove it.

Eric Clapton with his giant salmon on Friday.  .

Eric Clapton catches enormous salmon in Iceland

8 Aug 2017 One of the summer's biggest salmons to be caught was caught by no other than British musician Eric Clapton on Friday in the Vatnsdalsá river. The salmon measured 105 centimetres and it took Clapton 40 minutes to land it.

Hljóðaklettar is a popular tourist destination in North East Iceland.

Another tragedy in Iceland as tourist falls to his death in Hljóðaklettar

10 Jul 2017 A foreign tourist fell to his death in Hljóðaklettar, North Iceland last weekend. He fell down a cliff, 15-20 metres high. This was the second fatal accident this weekend, the other was a tourist climbing Mount Kirkjufell in Snæfellsnes peninsula

Fosshótel Mývatn also features a restaurant seating 120 people and an on-site bar with views of the lake.

New hotel opens at Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

8 Jul 2017 The spectacular natural beauty of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn is now the site of a new hotel, Fosshótel Mývatn.

Hvítserkur is one of the best known natural pearls of the area.

“Dangerous” road North West Iceland’s jewels

29 Jun 2017 Vatnsnes peninsula in North West Iceland is best known for an impressive basalt stack called Hvítserkur and a volcanic plug named Borgarvirki. The road around the peninsula has been described by the local municipality as “unacceptably bad and is dangerous for those who use it.”


The silence in remote Icelandic village a relief

18 Jun 2017 Two American artists met in an Art residency in a small village in North Iceland, they ended up collaborating on a video, featuring pictures from one and music from the other.

The sword was found in a boat grave located by the sea, which had already removed a part of the boat.

Iceland Viking Grave: “A bigger find than we believed”

16 Jun 2017 “The two boats and the size of the grave is on a bigger scale than we’ve seen in the past years. We don’t know we might find there,” says archaeologist Hildur Gestsdóttir who is leading the excavation where a Viking sword and two boat graves were found.

The excavation area.

Ancient Viking sword discovered in pagan boat grave in Iceland

15 Jun 2017 A Viking sword from the 9th or 10th century was discovered in pagan boat grave at Dysnes, North Iceland. Archaeologists are competing with the sea in excavating the area. A part of the boat has already been lost to the sea.


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