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28. March

Orkugangan 2020

Orkugangan is an annually held cross country ski race from Þeistareykir to the town of Húsavík by Skjálfandi bay.

Participants can compete in 25km and 10km races while kids walk a distance of 2,5km. Orkugangan is suitable for beginners and experienced skiers alike because it is a a race for the entire family. Speed counts, but the joy along the walk counts more. Afterwards all participants enjoy a vitalizing hot soup in Húsavík during the award ceremony.

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N66° 2' 41.894" W17° 20' 18.039"

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