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Hof Cultural and Conference Center

In the spring of 2014 the representatives of the Akureyri Theatre Company (Leikfélag Akureyrar), the North Iceland Symphonic Orchestra (Sinfóníuhljómsveit Norðurlands) and the Hof Culture Society signed an agreement stating their participation in the establishment of a new institution, Akureyri Culture Society (ACS). The aim is to create a strong scene for the three largest cultural institutions in North Iceland to cooperate, to further advance Akureyri´s cultural society and further strengthening the operations carried out by these parties. All their work builds up to promoting and strengthening the operation, establish artistic independence, smaller superstructure and a more economical operation.

ACS objectives

  • Strengthening occupational acting and symphonic music in Akureyri.
  • Offering the best possible scene for music and stage performances, meetings and conferences.
  • Contribute to a safe economical environment and good handling and utilization of public funds.
  • Contribute to offering more cultural and artistic events in North Iceland and thus contribute to a more diverse cultural and artistic society in North Iceland.
  • Ensure the cooperation and coordination of events between the three founders.
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Hof Cultural and Conference Center

Strandgata 12

GPS Points N65° 41' 0.285" W18° 5' 14.508"
Telephone

+354 450-1000

Website www.mak.is
Opening period All year

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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