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May 2019

Super Troll Ski Race

17. May
For the fifth time, Skíðaborg the skiing club in Siglufjörður, hosts a grand ski touring race. With amazing scenery, awesome mountains and midnight sun, Siglufjörður offers one of the best ski touring venues in Iceland.

The Lava Run

24. May
The second time Lava Run

Lake Myvatn Marathon

25. 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 2019.

Jun 2019

Beer festival in Hólar

1. Jun
The annual beer festival in Hólar will now held for the ninth time. All of the small breweries in Iceland will be there to introduce their products and what's going on. There will be many events, including the selection of the best beer.

Fishermen's day

2. Jun
Fishermans´s day, on the first Sunday in June, is an annual event. This day honors the fishermen in Iceland and all those who make their living from the sea. The day is celebrated in towns throughout the country.

Iceland Knit Fest

7.-10. Jun
Iceland Knit Fest - festival for knitting enthusiasts

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport park

14.-17. Jun
Racefest (Bíladagar) is one of the largest sport events held in Iceland

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

19.-22. 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 2019

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

3.- 6. Jul
The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

Thorvaldsdalur Terrain Run

6. Jul
The oldest terrain run in Iceland, about 25 km north of Akureyri.

Biker days

19.-21. Jul
Bikers , bands food and fun


27. Jul

Aug 2019

Iceland Summer Games

1.- 4. Aug
During the „verslunarmannahelgi“, the town of Akureyri will be the host of the 2017 Iceland Summer Games: where all sort of extreme sports, endurance tests and recreational games will take place, for all ages. The residents as well as the guests will have the opportunity to try mountain hiking, triathlon, swimming in the sea, biking, sailing and more. People will be able to compete with each other, or simply try the different sports. The main purpose is to encourage whole families as well as individuals to take part in the games while enjoying the exercise and outdoor activities.

Berjadagar (blueberry days) Music festival in Olafsfjordur

1.- 4. Aug
Á Berjadögum er flutt aðgengileg kammertónlist, auk þess sem gestir úr öðru

Arctic Handcraft and Design Fair - Hranfagili Eyjafjarðarsveit

8.-11. Aug
Exclusive handcraft, art and design based on the old Icelandic traditions.

Akureyri Town Festival

23.-24. 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.

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