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For the Children
Fishing

A day out fishing is a good family activity, and the north of Iceland has countless lakes and rivers, e.g. Svínavatn, Ljósavatn and Ysta-Vík near Grenivík, where the children can sit on the banks with their fishing rods. Then, at the end of the day, they can look on with pride, as their catch is grilled for the family meal. But one need not go far from the town or village to do some fishing; sitting at the end of the pier can also be fun.

For the Children
Walking tracks

Walking is a great way to stay healthy as well as being a pleasant form of outdoor exercise - and is one which can be enjoyed by all the family. Although all children love being active, they may also demand to have some games woven into the activity menu. Therefore, it is important to make the walk as exciting and adventurous as possible, but remembering to gear the programme to suit the interests and ability of the youngest members of the group. This will guarantee their full participation and also make sure that they want to do it all again and again!

Wild Life
Whales in North Iceland

Watching whales has become one of the most common activities among foreign visitors to North Iceland. In fact, Húsavík and Eyjafjörður were among the first places in the country as a whole that offered whale-watching excursions.

The number of species, along with favourable weather and sea conditions, make North Iceland one of the best Icelandic areas for spotting whales. Skjálfandi and Eyjafjörður are sheltered bays, perfect for a boat ride on a summer's day, surrounded by birds and beautiful scenery. The experience becomes complete by seeing dolphins and minke, humpback or even blue whales play beside one of the particularly appealing oakwood boats used exclusively in North Iceland.
Watching a whale off North Iceland will fascinate anyone.

For the Children
Open farms

In the north, many farmers welcome visitors who want to take a look around, learn about life on an Icelandic farm and see some of the beautiful animals.

At Gauksmýri in Húnavatnssýsla district there is a variety of interesting birdlife and also a large number of horses. For more information see: www.gauksmyri.is

Other places where you can see collections of animals are Krossar in the Dalvíkurbyggð area, Stóri Dunhagi in Eyjafjörður and at Keldudalur in Skagafjörður.

Wild Life
Birdwatching

The rich bird life of the North, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland. Wetlands are important as a habitat for many Icelandic breeding species, and of the Icelandic wetlands which are famed for rich bird life, several of the most renowned are in North Iceland.

Mývatn lake and the nearby Laxá river are home to more duck species than any other place in the world, while examples of other wetlands include Svarfaðardalur and the islets at the mouth of Eyjafjarðará. Some well-known bird cliffs are located in the North, such as at Grímsey, Rauðinúpur and Langanes, besides the islands of Lundey in Skjálfandi and Mánáreyjar just eastwards, with their large puffin colonies. The seaward end of the peninsula off which these islands lie, Tjörnes, has abundant puffins at points where it is easy to approach and observe them.

Wild Life
Seals

Seal watching is a fascinating experience and there is no better place to see these beautiful animals than where they are most at home i.e. in their natural habitat. Seals are naturally curious creatures and therefore, with a good camera, it should be relatively easy to get some excellent pictures of them in their proper environment.
Seal watching is an experience that is long remembered, and certainly gives one a new perspective on life and nature.
The Icelandic Seal Center at Hvammstangi offers educational exhibition on seals,and gives information to people seal watching in Vatnsnes peninsula.
For the Children
Black sand beaches

There's nothing more fun than being a kid and playing on the beach. There you can quite often find many interesting stones, old bones, driftwood, and if you're lucky you might come across a message in a bottle.

Wild Life
Horses in North Iceland

It is not surprising that these horses were called man's most necessary servant, considering the total lack of roads in former times. Leading through the untouched, charming nature of North Iceland, riding trails follow the coast, wind into the scenic mountains, or revive the use of age-old trails with varied history.

Experiencing an autumn roundup by the owners of free-ranging horses is no less of an adventure. Sitting on the corral fence and watching the action, you will see excitement, hear singing, and find happiness in every face. Many places in North Iceland have special exhibitions that introduce travellers to the Icelandic horse, and events related to riding and raising horses are always on the increase.

For the Children
Museums

Children are naturally inquisitive and visiting museums is, therefore, often an exciting project. The north of Iceland has an abundant flora of museums, housing a wide variety of topics and interests. It should, therefore be an easy matter to find something to suit all members of the family. Here are some of the museums which might appeal to the younger visitor:

Glaumbær in Skagafjörður, The Christmas Garden in Eyjafjörður, The Vehicle and Machinery Museum at Stóragerði, The Museum of Small Exhibits in Eyjafjörður, The Whale Museum in Húsavík, The Icelandic Seal Centre at Hvammstangi, The Bird Museum in the Mývatn District and the Aviation Museum in Akureyri.

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