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Open farms

In the north, many farmers welcome visitors who want to take a look around, learn about life on an Icelandic farm and see some of the beautiful animals.

At Gauksmýri in Húnavatnssýsla district there is a variety of interesting birdlife and also a large number of horses. For more information see:

Other places where you can see collections of animals are Krossar in the Dalvíkurbyggð area, Stóri Dunhagi in Eyjafjörður and at Keldudalur in Skagafjörður.

Open farms
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Bakkakot Cabins
North Aurora Lodge
  • Bollastaðir
  • 650 Laugar
  • 860-2206
  • 892-7278


Örvar Dóri Rögnvaldsson
Tour Operators
  • Lækjartún 16
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 862-9127
Day Tour Provider
  • 451-2994, 868-4149
Travel Agency
  • 451-2631
Akureyri Whale Watching
Bird Watching
  • Oddeyrarbót 2 / Torfunesbryggja
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 497-1000
Bicycle Tours - Biking
  • 680-4976
Day Tour Provider
  • 837-7100
AVE Travel
Travel Agency
  • 895-9712, 893-5201
Day Tour Provider
  • Brekkukot
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 699-6102
Imagine Iceland
Travel Agency
  • 659-1015
Wild Tracks
Tour Operators
  • 788-6992
Venture North
Day Tour Provider
  • 848-4190
Volcano Air
Tour Operators
  • 863-0590
Natura Travel
Travel Agency
  • 697-9515
Snjólína ehf.
Tour Operators
  • 845-9009

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