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Events

May 2018

Super Troll Ski Race

11.-13. May
The Race will take place in the mighty Tröllaskagi (Troll Peninsula). Standing only a few kilometeres out side of the Arctic Circle, makes the whole experience and terrain unique.

Lake Myvatn Marathon

26. May
Myvatn Marathon starts and ends in Myvatn Naturebaths, and you will run around Lake Myvatn. Participants can choose between four different distances. On-line registration will start in January 2017.

Jun 2018

Seaman's day

3. Jun
Sjómannadagurinn /Seaman´s day, on first Sunday in June, is an annual event.

Motorcycle Museum Grand opening

9. Jun
On the 9th of June, the Motorcycle Museum in Akureyri will be opened, with the so-called "Start-up day" where the engines of old motorcycles are fired up and the cycles are driven around the area. There will also be an introduction of the history of Henderson motorcycles, and other models dating back to 1905. The aim is to present the history and the role of motorcycles in the history of transport in Iceland, listen to some good music and have a good time with the family.

17th of June

17. Jun
Icelandic National Day is an annual holiday in Iceland which commemorates the foundation of The Republic of Iceland on 17 June 1944 and its independence from Danish rule.

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

20.-23. Jun
A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many enthusiasts and few golfers have experienced this delight. But now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round the clock golf in mid-summer at high latitudes.

Jul 2018

Folk Music Festival

4.- 8. Jul
The Folk Music Festival of Siglufjordur is a five days music event held annually at the Folk Music Center in Siglufjordur North Iceland.

Medieval Trading Weekend

20.-22. Jul
Each summer in July on the old medieval trading site Gásir, a medieval trading area is re-created.

Húnavaka

20.-22. Jul
Town festival in Blönduós.

Fire in Hunathing

25.-29. Jul
Festival for the whole family in Hvammstangi.

Aug 2018

The Great Fish Day

10.-12. Aug
The Great Fish day is an annual festival in Dalvíkurbyggð. Fish producers and other members of the society invite guests to a sea food buffet between 11:00 and 17:00 at the harbour in Dalvík.

Akureyri Town Festival

24.-25. Aug
The Birthday of Akureyri celebrations. Annual highlights are: Opening ceremony in the Botanical garden, Spooky evening in the old town, concerts in the center of town and events along the Artist Alley. Every year has a special theme.

Dec 2018

Yule Lads in Dimmuborgir

1.-24. Dec
Come visit the Yule Lads in Dimmuborgir from December 1st - December 24th between 11:00am and 1:00pm. 18 years and older pay 1.500isk to the Grýla Fund.

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