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Akureyri

Akureyri

Akureyri is the little big city of Iceland. It is large enough to offer a rich selection of entertainment, art and culture, yet small enough to be ver
Árskógssandur

Árskógssandur

Árskógssandur is a small community situated on the shores of Eyjafjörður fiord, about 10 minutes by car from Dalvík and a short distance from the vill
Bakkafjörður

Bakkafjörður

Life in Bakkafjörður revolves mostly around the fish in the sea and the right to survive by catching it. The old harbor has a long history, and there
Blönduós

Blönduós

Blönduós is the most populated town by Húnaflói and is located by Road nr. 1. Through the town, runs one of the country's glacial rivers, Blanda and i
Borðeyri

Borðeyri

Borðeyri is one of Iceland's smallest villages and is found on the western side of Hrútafjörður fjord. The village is mentioned in historical texts an
Dalvík

Dalvík

Dalvik is a seaside town, located on the natural paradise of Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Recreation available for tourists in the area includes a well equi
Grenivík

Grenivík

The township of Grenivík lies under the 1,173 metre high mountain Kaldbakur. There are many excellent routes up the mountain, but if you do not feel l
Grímsey Island

Grímsey Island

It's a unique feeling to walk around the green island of Grímsey. Look to the horizon on the Atlantic ocean in the north, or turn your head to the sou
Hauganes

Hauganes

Hauganes is a part of the Árskógsströnd coastal area. It is also the most southerly community in the municipality of Dalvikurbyggd, with a population
Hjalteyri

Hjalteyri

Hjalteyri is a small village on the western shores of Eyjafjörður. Until the early 20th century, this was one of the main hubs of the herring fishing
Hofsós

Hofsós

Hofsós is a peaceful seaside village on the Eastern shore of Skagafjörður Fjord, with over 400 years of history. The Hofsós Swimming Pool is fast beco
Hólar

Hólar

This is one of Iceland's most famous historical sites and was, for centuries, an Episcopal see. There has been a church at Hólar from the 11th century
Hrafnagil

Hrafnagil

Eyjafjarðarsveit has been referred to by tourists as the countryside of Akureyri, the place you can view the wonders of Icelandic agriculture. The riv
Hrísey

Hrísey

The island of Hrísey is rightly known as Eyjafjörður's pearl of nature and is renowned for its abundant birdlife. It lies out in the middle of the fjo
Húsavík

Húsavík

Húsavík is the oldest settlement in Iceland, besides being the largest town in Þingeyjarsýsla district and the service centre for the surrounding area
Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is the largest community in West Húnaþing whose history as a trading centre dates back over more than 100 years. If you would like to see
Kópasker

Kópasker

Kópasker is a friendly village on the eastern shore of Öxarfjörður bay. A legal trading post was established here in 1880, and a village started slowl
Laugar

Laugar

Laugar in Reykjadalur is a community which has sprung up around the geothermal activity which is a characteristic of the area. The village is home to
Laugarbakki

Laugarbakki

The village Laugarbakki stands by road one just east of Miðfjarðará River. The hot water from Laugarbakki's geothermal area is used to heat up houses
Mývatn

Mývatn

Mývatn offers a unique natural environment. With large contrasts and short distances, you can experience the most and the best that Iceland has to off
Ólafsfjörður

Ólafsfjörður

Ólafsfjörður is a town in the northeast of Iceland located at the mouth of the fjord Eyjafjörður.The town is connected to Dalvík on Eyjafjörður by the
Raufarhöfn

Raufarhöfn

Raufarhöfn is the northernmost town on the Icelandic mainland, nestled on the eastern shore of Melrakkaslétta peninsula. Named after its natural harbo
Sauðárkrókur

Sauðárkrókur

Sauðárkrókur lies on the South West shore of Skagafjörður Fjord. Sauðárkrókur is Skagafjörður's largest population centre and services the local munic
Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður is Iceland’s northernmost town and is a historic fishing town whose fame, and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the f
Skagaströnd

Skagaströnd

At Skagaströnd you will find the natural beauty of varied landscapes and vegetation everywhere you look. You will witness the grandeur of Spákonufell
Svalbarðseyri

Svalbarðseyri

Svalbarðseyri is a village in the Svalbarðsströnd district on the eastern coast of Eyjafjörður. Svalbarðsströnd is a thriving agricultural area and in
Varmahlíð

Varmahlíð

This community offers a wide variety of services for visitors and local people alike, making it one of the most popular stopping points for those trav
Þórshöfn

Þórshöfn

The heart of Þórshöfn beats with the waves, and fishing and fish processing have been the town's main form of occupation throughout the years. Therefo

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