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Arctic Coast Way / Norðurstrandarleið

The Arctic Coast Way – an exiting project is coming!
The North of Iceland has to offer many highlights on the traveler's map. With the Arctic Coast Way, we are developing an exciting „off the beaten track“ route all along the hardly undiscovered coastline of North Iceland. 800 km of roads, 21 villages, and boat transfer to 4 islands connects the coming visitors to the pure nature, vibrant culture and daily life of the people living close to the Arctic Circle.

Please find further information on this project by clicking here.

Many steps are ahead to do – but we already look forward to presenting the project on the Vestnorden Travel Mart here in our hometown Akureyri in October 2018 and on 8th June 2019, the World Oceans Day, we will celebrate the official launch of the Arctic Coast Way!

The Arctic Coast Way is in progress and no trade under this name is valid yet. Please contact us for further information about membership and operation criteria. 

Christiane Stadler
Project Manager for the Arctic Coast Way
acw@nordurland.is 
Phone: 462 3314

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