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17. May 2019

Super Troll Ski Race

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.
18:00 Siglufjörður

24. May 2019

The Lava Run

The second time Lava Run
18:00-20:00 Dimmuborgir Parking, Dimmuborgir
5900 isk

25. May 2019

Lake Myvatn Marathon

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.
10:00-16:00

1. June 2019

Beer festival in Hólar

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.
Hólar

2. June 2019

Fishermen's day

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.

7. June 2019

Iceland Knit Fest

Iceland Knit Fest - festival for knitting enthusiasts
15:00 Blönduós
https://www.textilmidstod.is/is/vefverslun/kaupa-mida

8. June 2019

Iceland Knit Fest

Iceland Knit Fest - festival for knitting enthusiasts
15:00 Blönduós
https://www.textilmidstod.is/is/vefverslun/kaupa-mida

9. June 2019

Iceland Knit Fest

Iceland Knit Fest - festival for knitting enthusiasts
15:00 Blönduós
https://www.textilmidstod.is/is/vefverslun/kaupa-mida

10. June 2019

Iceland Knit Fest

Iceland Knit Fest - festival for knitting enthusiasts
15:00 Blönduós
https://www.textilmidstod.is/is/vefverslun/kaupa-mida

14. June 2019

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport park

Racefest (Bíladagar) is one of the largest sport events held in Iceland
08:00 Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar, Hlíðarfjallsvegur, Akureyri
1500-2000 isl per person

15. June 2019

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport park

Racefest (Bíladagar) is one of the largest sport events held in Iceland
08:00 Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar, Hlíðarfjallsvegur, Akureyri
1500-2000 isl per person

16. June 2019

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport park

Racefest (Bíladagar) is one of the largest sport events held in Iceland
08:00 Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar, Hlíðarfjallsvegur, Akureyri
1500-2000 isl per person

17. June 2019

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport park

Racefest (Bíladagar) is one of the largest sport events held in Iceland
08:00 Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar, Hlíðarfjallsvegur, Akureyri
1500-2000 isl per person

19. June 2019

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

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.
18:00

20. June 2019

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

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.
18:00

21. June 2019

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

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.
18:00

22. June 2019

Arctic Open Golf Tournament

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.
18:00

3. July 2019

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur
17:00

4. July 2019

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur
17:00

5. July 2019

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur
17:00

6. July 2019

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur

The Folk Music Festival in Siglufjordur
17:00

Thorvaldsdalur Terrain Run

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

19. July 2019

Biker days

Bikers , bands food and fun
16:00

20. July 2019

Biker days

Bikers , bands food and fun
16:00

21. July 2019

Biker days

Bikers , bands food and fun
16:00

27. July 2019

Drift

Drift
10:00-17:00 Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar, Hlíðarfjallsvegur, Akureyri
2000 per person

1. August 2019

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.

Berjadagar (blueberry days) Music festival in Olafsfjordur

Á Berjadögum er flutt aðgengileg kammertónlist, auk þess sem gestir úr öðru
17:00

2. August 2019

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.

Berjadagar (blueberry days) Music festival in Olafsfjordur

Á Berjadögum er flutt aðgengileg kammertónlist, auk þess sem gestir úr öðru
17:00

3. August 2019

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.

Berjadagar (blueberry days) Music festival in Olafsfjordur

Á Berjadögum er flutt aðgengileg kammertónlist, auk þess sem gestir úr öðru
17:00

4. August 2019

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.

Berjadagar (blueberry days) Music festival in Olafsfjordur

Á Berjadögum er flutt aðgengileg kammertónlist, auk þess sem gestir úr öðru
17:00

8. August 2019

Arctic Handcraft and Design Fair - Hranfagili Eyjafjarðarsveit

Exclusive handcraft, art and design based on the old Icelandic traditions.
11:00 Hrafnagilsskóli, Hrafnagil
1.000.- krónur, free for children

9. August 2019

Arctic Handcraft and Design Fair - Hranfagili Eyjafjarðarsveit

Exclusive handcraft, art and design based on the old Icelandic traditions.
11:00 Hrafnagilsskóli, Hrafnagil
1.000.- krónur, free for children

10. August 2019

Arctic Handcraft and Design Fair - Hranfagili Eyjafjarðarsveit

Exclusive handcraft, art and design based on the old Icelandic traditions.
11:00 Hrafnagilsskóli, Hrafnagil
1.000.- krónur, free for children

11. August 2019

Arctic Handcraft and Design Fair - Hranfagili Eyjafjarðarsveit

Exclusive handcraft, art and design based on the old Icelandic traditions.
11:00 Hrafnagilsskóli, Hrafnagil
1.000.- krónur, free for children

23. August 2019

Akureyri Town Festival

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.

24. August 2019

Akureyri Town Festival

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