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Events

Week 8

Kaldi Beer Festival

1. Mar
In celebration of 30 years since the prohibition of beer was lifted in Iceland, we at Kaldi brewery will have a beer festival in our brewery, with most of our collegues in the brewing industry joining us in celebration.

Week 10

Local Food Festival

16. Mar
Local Food Festival is a food culture festival in the Hof Cultural Centre in Akureyri. The big show will be held on October 20th. The purpose of the festival is to draw attention to the north and the great food industry in the North, with its diverse selection of restaurants, food culture and other sectors related to food.

Week 11

Iceland Winter Games

22.-24. Mar
Winter is finally back in the beautiful city of Akureyri, the ski capital of Iceland. The mountains surrounding the city are covered in snow and for the people of Akureyri that means that preparation for the Iceland Winter Games is on full steam and they're counting down to their big winter festival.

Week 12

Iceland Winter Games

22.-24. Mar
Winter is finally back in the beautiful city of Akureyri, the ski capital of Iceland. The mountains surrounding the city are covered in snow and for the people of Akureyri that means that preparation for the Iceland Winter Games is on full steam and they're counting down to their big winter festival.

Week 15

Easter Festival, Ski season in Siglufjörður

18.-22. Apr
Easter Festival, Ski season in Siglufjörður

Week 16

Easter Festival, Ski season in Siglufjörður

18.-22. Apr
Easter Festival, Ski season in Siglufjörður

Week 19

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.

Week 23

Racefest in Akureyri motorsport Park

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

Week 24

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.

Week 28

Biker days

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

Week 29

Biker days

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

Drift

27. Jul
Drift

Week 33

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