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Events

Nov 2019

Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

29. Nov - 31. Dec
Visitors coming to Akureyri during Christmas and New Year can enjoy the cultural festive celebrations of the holidays along with colourful Christmas lights & decorations.

Dec 2019

Christmas and New Year in Akureyri

29. Nov - 31. Dec
Visitors coming to Akureyri during Christmas and New Year can enjoy the cultural festive celebrations of the holidays along with colourful Christmas lights & decorations.

Mar 2020

Iceland Winter Games

20.-22. Mar
Winter is finally back in the beautiful city of Akureyri, the ski capital of Iceland. The mountains surrounding the city are covered in snow and for the people of Akureyri that means that preparation for the Iceland Winter Games is on full steam and they're counting down to their big winter festival.

Jul 2020

Ein með Öllu - Akureyri Family Festival

2.- 4. Jul
Verslunarmannahelgi (“Merchants‘ Weekend”) initially came about because the first Monday in August was designated a statutory holiday for merchants and anyone working in trade get in Iceland.

Aug 2020

The Great Fish Day

8. 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.

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