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Inspiration

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Inspiration

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

....culture and a flourishing society, endless opportunities for entertainment and outdoor recreation, picturesque nature in all directions, and more natural sights than almost anywhere else. 

Some people go walking, swimming or golfing, while others choose fishing, hunting, riding horses, or adventurous trips on the sea, lakes or rivers. 

All around, something is offered to suit everyone, such as trips to other towns, out to islands, or into the highlands to view mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, glacial rivers, volcanic craters, extraordinary landscape and other geological features. 

Highland trips are experiences never to be forgotten. The season of autumn brings its marvellous colours, while winter has its own charm, as winter sports take over, the northern lights dance in the cold sky, and the darkness itself provides inspiration and spiritual uplifting. 

Culture

The locals of the Arctic North are proud of their history and eager to introduce visitors to their art of storytelling, poems, and sagas stretching back to the Viking Age. The area has numerous historical interest sites and museums, presenting a specific part of Iceland's history and culture. Art also has a massive presence in the area. You can choose between visits to the artists in their studio or view larger art galleries and exhibitions. 

The culture and way of life of past centuries on display in historical museums showing artifacts of the olden days, mostly relating to the traditional occupations of agriculture and fishing. The traditional country architecture of natural stone and turf houses is also well represented. Natural science museums focus on representative samples and noteworthy characteristics of Iceland's geology, flora and fauna. Be sure to check out the various musical events or theatre productions available throughout the year. 

Towns and 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 traveling between the villages informative as well as fun.  


In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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