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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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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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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 Eyjafjarðarsveit 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