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North Iceland is a friendly and tranquil area with a population of 36 thousand, including Akureyri, the largest town outside Reykjavík, and several historic coastal towns. The most visited attractions are Vatnajökull National Park, where you find Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, and Lake Mývatn geothermal region with hot springs, volcanic areas, craters, geothermal nature baths, and fantastic lava formations. Here you'll find magical winters, Iceland's most popular ski area, energizing off-piste skiing slopes, the1 3 Yule Lads (Santas), and unique locations for Northern Lights observation. 

On this page you'll find ideas on how and where to travel in North Iceland. The order is from west to east, but of course, these trips can be done in a way that suits you best!

Miðfjörður and Vatnsnes
Discover the towns of Laugarbakki and Hvammstangi, and experience natural wonders like Hvítserkur and Borgarvirki.
Víðidalur and Austur-Húnavatnssýsla
Discover natural wonders like Kolugljúfur and Vatnsdalshólar as you travel through an area where so many events of the Icelandic history transpired. In the town of Blönduós, take a walk through the old town and see how Iceland's textile has been made through centuries.
Skagi and Skagafjörður
Experience adventure as you go whitewater rafting or on a horseback ride. Skagi and Skagafjörður offer scenic views from the coast and places where you can take a step back into Icelandic history.
Eyjafjörður and islands
Discover enchanting fishing villages, rich in history and options for food and drinks. 
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 very personal and close to nature. It‘s easy to be fascinated by Akureyri with it‘s with brightly painted wooden houses, cosy bars and steep streets leading down from the hills into the friendly city centre.
Eyjafjarðarsveit and Grenivík
Driving around Eyjafjörður Countryside has long been a very popular route, which is not surprising since the area has a lot to offer and is one of the most prosperous counties in the country.
Þingeyjarsveit and Mývatn
Explore on of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, Goðafoss waterfall. Lake Mývatn and the surrounding area is widely known as it is a natural wonder like no other.
Húsavík and Jökulsárgljúfur
Visit the whale watching capital of Iceland, Húsavík and discover how glacial floods shaped Iceland thousands of years ago in Ásbyrgi canyon. In the Vatnajökull National Park you'll also find Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.
Edge of the Arctic
Go on the northernmost point of Iceland, picturesque lighthouses and the amazing Arctic Henge. The Langanes peninsula has a great variety of birdlife, there are many sea stacks to explore and hiking trails.