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Second phase of the Arctic Coast Way project has started

Second phase of the Arctic Coast Way project has started
From the first meeting of the new steering committee for the Arctic Coast Way

The steering committee for the Arctic Coast Way has grown larger, from 6 members to 17 members. The second phase of the project has now started, following successful applications for further funding. The committee now represents the whole area of the Arctic Coast Way and combines a broad range of working fields.

Established tool in global tourism

The Arctic Coast Way is an exciting project which develops a new attraction along the entire coastline of North Iceland. Tourist routes are an established tool in global tourism to guide visitors along defined roads to specific areas. The overall objective of the Arctic Coast Way is to provide better opportunities for providers to sell their products under an umbrella trademark and thus reach better visibility in the national and international markets.

The route is also a tool to distribute visitors to more peripheral areas and, by developing experiences along the route, we want to achieve longer dwelling times in the North and to expand the season to create an all-year-round travel option in a long-term perspective.

New members from all over North Iceland

The 17 members of the steering committee are Sigurður Líndal Þórisson, Davið Johannsson, Bryndís Lilja Hallsdóttir, Kjartan Bollason, Linda Lea Bogadóttir, Margrét Víkingsdóttir, Selma Dögg Sigurjónsdóttir, María Helena Tryggvadóttir, Þórgnýr Dýrfjörð, Arnheiður Jóhannsdóttir, Halldór Óli Kjartansson, Caroline Bjarnason, Halla Íngólfsdóttir, Snæbjörn Sigurðarson, Guðmundur Ögmundsson, Halldóra Gunnarsdóttir and Gréta Bergrún Jóhannesdóttir. Christiane Stadler will be furthermore the project manager.


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