Northern Iceland

Northern Iceland sits closer to the Arctic Circle, meaning that in the winter you will have the chance to spot the Aurora and in the summer enjoy amazing long nights beneath the Midnight Sun.

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Northern Iceland at a glance

  • Akureyri is known as the capital of the North of Iceland. There are cool cafes and great quality restaurants with a handful of art galleries and a great night life despite being in the heart of the rural Icelandic countryside.

  • Akureryi is found at the top of Eyjafjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord at the base of snow-capped peaks. A relaxed attitude it is the perfect base away from the city to explore Northern Iceland.

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Akureyri

Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri, sits on the shores of the north coast’s Eyjafjordur Fjord – one of the most stunning fjords in Iceland.

  • Head out on a whale watching tour to see many different species of whale who are residents in the waters around this coastline.
  • Explore the countryside on a beautiful Icelandic horse ride!
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Destinations in Northern Iceland

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Akureyri

Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri, sits on the shores of the north coast’s Eyjafjordur Fjord – one of the most stunning fjords in Iceland.

  • Head out on a whale watching tour to see many different species of whale who are residents in the waters around this coastline.
  • Explore the countryside on a beautiful Icelandic horse ride!
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General Information

The North of Iceland is home to Akureyri. A slower way of life than the capital city of Reykjavik there is an extensive choice of accommodation here. It is the perfect base for exploring Eyjafjörður and the surrounding area such as Lake Mývatn and Húsavík. Here you can explore all the natural wonders such as whale watching in the fjords and also gazing up at the Aurora in the wintertime.

Capital

Reykjavik

Population

280,795

Area

103,000 SQ KM

Language

Icelandic

Currency

Icelandic Króna

Best time to visit

Summer: May- August Winter: December- March

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