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3.- 7. August

Iceland Summer Games

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. 

During that weekend the town will offer several larger and shorter programs that will fit everybody. Few of the examples are: golf tournament for teens, Mt. Súlur running competition, mountain bike race or beach volleyball.

Everyone will have opportunity to take part in the games according to their abilities, or cheer their favorite competitors, in pleasant Icelandic summer weather.

We encourage all the participants of the 2017 Iceland Summer Games to bring their outdoors and sports gear. The Summer Games will last for the whole four days, and evening concerts and parties will take place in most of the clubs in town.

For further information, don’t hesitate sending an email to

Iceland Summer Games contact person: 
Davíð Rúnar Gunnarsson
Viðburðastofa Norðurland
896 3233

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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.

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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