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8.-14. March

Mývatn winter festival

The Mývatn Winter Festival is a one of a kind event in Iceland, where people (and animals) compete in multiple non-traditional winter sports, mostly on frozen Lake Mývatn! Those competitions include Mývatn Open - Horses on Ice, the national competition of Dog Sledding and the "Sled of Mývatn" - where teams bring a home made sled the track. Snocross is also popular winter sport in Iceland but hasn't been very visible for the past years, that is about to change! The festival will be full of events and activities for the whole family. Learn how to fish through Ice, try out one of the cross country skiing tracks, visit the Snow Dogs and enjoy good food and good music! 

See you at Mývatn Winter Festival in 2021.

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N65° 36' 13.896" W16° 59' 45.980"

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 Eyjafjarðarsveit 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