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Iceland Airwaves in Akureyri in 2017 !!!

We have announced that in addition to Reykjavik, the festival will also take place in Akureyri next year. This is in cooperation with our founding sponsor Icelandair and Air Iceland. The plan is to have 2-3 official venues in Akureyri and around 20-26 artists performing, both international and Icelandic. There will also be off-venue shows at selected venues in town.
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#NaturalIceland

MANNAMÓT – NATURAL ICELAND TOURISM WORKSH

Mannamót – Natural Iceland Tourism Workshop is held on Thursday January 19sth 2017. Mannamót is an annual event taking place in Reykjavík at Eagle Air Headquarters (behind Reykjavík Natura Hotel) See map by clicking here. The event is hosted by six marketing offices around Iceland.
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Camping

May I camp anywhere?

There are various things to keep in mind if you are planning to camp or spend the night outside organised campsites. In November 2015, new conservation legislation came into effect making changes to where it is permissible to camp. For instance, it is now illegal to spend the night in tent trailers, tent campers, caravans, camper vans or similar outside organised campsites or urban areas unless the land owner or rightholder has given their permission. Otherwise, the law lays down the following rules for camping:
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@Þórhallur

North Iceland Official Tourist Guide 2016-2017 is here.

See the new North Iceland Official Tourist Guide 2016-2017 here. Listed in the brochure are companies that have possess all permits to run a tourism company in Iceland. The Guide offers a you the opportunity to view all of North Iceland's tourism companies in one place. If you can't find in the book you will find it here on the web www.northiceland.is #northiceland
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Trapped in Siglufjörður

Sigló vill keep you captive: At the scene of TRAPPED

This weekend the UK sees the finale of TRAPPED the Icelandic crime show that has taken viewers by storm. Set in a remote town in Iceland, the show was actually shot mostly in the town of Siglufjörður on the northern coast of Iceland. Insider tells us that the cast and crew endured heavy snow and gusty winds for weeks on end but exactly those weather conditions were detrimental for the shows dark and mysterious settings.
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Iceland Winter Games 2016

Iceland Winter Games 2016 - Volcano Big Jump

Winter is finally back in the small city of Akureyri, the ski capital of Iceland. The mountains surrounding the city are full of snow, and for the people of Akureyri that means that preperation for Iceland Winter Games is on full steam and they´r counting down to their big winter festival.
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Yule Lads

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Visit North Iceland would like to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year. We hope to see you around next year and the year after that. If you are here during the holiday be sure not to miss our Yule Lads, they sneak into town one by one until all 13 of them have reached their destination. You can meet them in North Iceland.
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Holuhraun in November 2014

Holuhraun Revisited

Almost half a year has gone by since the Holuhraun eruption came to and end. The train of events began on August 16, 2014, with the violent shaking of Bárðarbunga, Iceland’s biggest volcano, located under Vatnajökull glacier in the country’s southeast, giving us notice that it would not be able to take the pressure much longer.
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Akureyri North Iceland

Akureyri the Capital of North Iceland number 1 in Lonely Planet's best destinations 2015

A tiny city in northern Iceland has topped travel guide Lonely Planet's list of the 10 best places to visit in Europe this summer. The capital of North Iceland, Akureyri has been voted the top destination in Europe to visit this summer by Lonely Planet. The leading travel publisher put its Europe-based editors to work on what they saw to be the top destination this summer. Akureyri and the nature highlights surrounding in North Iceland area topped the list.
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#AskGudmundur

The Worlds First Human Search Engine Starting Today in North Iceland

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North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri