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Red carpet rolled out in Húsavík for the new Oscar

Red carpet rolled out in Húsavík for the new Oscar

The people of Húsavík in North Iceland are ready for the Oscars 2021. On Monday, the only Óskar in town declared the red carpet on Húsavík's main street formally open.
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In the capital of the North and Grenivík

In the capital of the North and Grenivík

Júlli is in the capital of the North, Akureyri. Here he visits the unique Botanical garden, the Art Museum in Akureyri and goes paddle-boarding.
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Beer Spa, hot tubs at the shore and whale spotting

Beer Spa, hot tubs at the shore and whale spotting

Júlli visits the Beer Spa in Árskógssandur, where visitors can take a bath in beer while also drinking it! Afterwards he visits Hauganes and takes a look at the hot tubs at the black sand beach.
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From Siglufjörður to Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík

From Siglufjörður to Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík

Júlli visits the Herring Museum in Siglufjörður, takes a look at the trolls on buildings in Ólafsfjörður and goes for a stroll on a black sand beach in Dalvík
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Welcoming a new Oscar to Húsavík

Welcoming a new Oscar to Húsavík

A brand new video has been published for the campaign “Óskar for Húsavík”, showcasing Óskar, a resident of the small village Húsavík, where he’s preparing "a huge welcoming party’" for when the second Oscar comes to town.
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The Battle of Iceland, horse riding and the infinity pool in Hofsós

The Battle of Iceland, horse riding and the infinity pool in Hofsós

Júlli "participates" in the Battle Of Iceland, that took place in Skagafjörður in 1238.
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Lighthouse in Kálfshamarsvík and the Battle of the Gulf

Lighthouse in Kálfshamarsvík and the Battle of the Gulf

Júlli the Tour Guide visits Kálfshamarsvík, where around 100 inhabitants lived until around 1940.
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The last Icelandic execution and Júlli's fortune is told

The last Icelandic execution and Júlli's fortune is told

Júlli the Tour Guide is at Þrístapar, where the last execution in Iceland was performed
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Vatnsnes peninsula: Spot the seals and learn about Icelandic history

Vatnsnes peninsula: Spot the seals and learn about Icelandic history

What is the Arctic Coast Way and what do these brown signs along the Ring Road represent?
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An unforgettable day by Lake Mývatn

An unforgettable day by Lake Mývatn

Gudmann&Gyda got to the Lake Mývatn area for some landscape and wildlife photography.
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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