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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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The Worlds First Human Search Engine Starting Today in North Iceland

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Skiing in Iceland is magical.

Ski Iceland

Boasting a variety of well-equipped ski resorts all within a stone’s throw, North Iceland has a lot to offer winter sports enthusiasts; both seasoned athletes and beginners preparing for their first downhill runs. And now, rather than choose just one of these great resorts, you can create your own ideal ski holiday with Ski Iceland.
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The Yule Lads at Dimmuborgir Lake Mývatn area

13 Yule Lads live in Iceland

13 Yule Lads live in Iceland, the sons of the old trolls Grýla and Leppalúði. Grýla and Leppalúði keep a pet, a wicked cat, which may sometimes catch children. Grýla, who is big and formidable, was said to collect the naughty children in a sack and take them home to eat for Christmas dinner. If a child is naughty, Grýla finds out immediately. Grýla can´t lay her hands on good children.
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Bird for a Million

Wildlife in North Iceland

Wildlife in North Iceland combines birds, sea mammals and land mammals.
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Hvítserkur in Northern Lights

Discover North Iceland

North Iceland is an expansive, enchanting region, where you can find all of Iceland's attractive aspects
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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