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Grímsey Island

Grímsey is a green, grassy and particularly agreeable island, probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. Many visitors go there solely to step across that line, south to north.

The island is 5.3 km2 in area, its highest point is 105 metres and the distance from "Iceland" is 41 km.

Life on Grímsey is bright and energetic, and the inhabitants are of a happy disposition, working and playing with equal wholeheartedness. A good swimming pool was opened there in 1989. The inhabitants of the island do their shopping in the village store, Búðin, which is privately owned, and sells a wide variety of goods. There are two guesthouses on the island, one of which is open all year round.

The ferry, Sæfari, sails from Dalvík to Grímsey 3 days a week all year round. There are also regular flights by Air Iceland, 3 times a week during winter and 7 days a week during summer.

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Grímsey Island
GPS Points N66° 32' 22.096" W18° 1' 17.278"
Postal codes

611

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Ómur Yoga & Gong Centre
Team Building and Incentive tours
  • Brekkugata 3A
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 862-3700
B&B Sólheimar 9 / natureguide.is
Guesthouses
  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 606 Akureyri
  • 6623762, 663-2650
Akureyri Whale Watching
Day Tours
  • Oddeyrarbót 2 / Torfunesbryggja
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 497-1000
Iceland Hunting Guide
Travel Agency
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 660-1642
AOT Travel
Day Tours
  • Laufásgata 9
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2829, 698-0781
FAB Travel Akureyri
Travel Agency
  • Heiðarlundur 6b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-2282
TAXI BSO
Taxi
  • Strandgata
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1010
600 North
Day Tour Provider
  • Heiðarlundur 6a
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-6758
Old Toys on display in Friðbjarnarhus
Museums
  • Aðalstræti 46
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-4162
Wide Open
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Aðalstræti 54a
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-3992
VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
The Municipal Library of Akureyri
Libraries & Archives
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-1250
Extreme Icelandic Adventures
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Súluvegur
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 862-7988, 895-9665
Akureyri Walk & Visit
Day Tour Provider
  • Álfabyggð 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6239595
Flóra
Shopping
  • Hafnarstræti 90
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 661-0168
Iceland Fishing Guide
Day Tours
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 660-1642
The District Archives in Akureyri
Libraries & Archives
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-1290
goHusky
Day Tours
  • Glæsibær
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 898-9355
Ski Service - Akureyri
Winter adventure
  • Fjölnisgata 4b
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 462-1713
IcelandPhotoTravel.is
Day Tours
  • 896-6001
Borgarbíó
Family & Fun Parks
  • Hólabraut 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-3500
Paddle North Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Steinahlíð 3H
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 6964044
Akureyri Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Jaðar
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2974
Deiglan
Exhibitions
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23 / Grófargil
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2609
Icelandic Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6601642
Phookatravels
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Norðurgata 37
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-4540
The Skating Arena
Winter adventure
  • Naustavegur 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2440
Trans - Atlantic
Travel Agency
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 588-8900, 588-8904

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Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Munkaþverárstræti 33
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429
Sílastaðir Cottages
Cottages
  • Sílastaðir
  • 601 Akureyri
Akureyri - Þórunnarstræti Camping Ground
Camping
  • Hafnarstræti 49
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-3379
Vaðlaborgir 17
Apartments
  • Vaðlaborgir 17
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 869-6190
Lambi - Ferðafél. Akureyrar/ITA
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Strandgata 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2720
6 Ravens
Apartments
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 770-2020
Torg Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 1b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201
Bakkakot Cabins
Cottages
  • 8963569
Centrum Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 773-6600 , 620-9960
Ráðhústorg 1 Akureyri
Guesthouses
  • Ráðhústorg 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 895-1116
Guesthouse Akureyri
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstræti 108
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 3548208
Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Möðruvallastræti 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429
Guesthouse Gula Villan
Guesthouses
  • Þingvallastræti 14
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 8968464
VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Camping site Grímsey island
Camping
  • Grímsey
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3102
Hvassaland
Guesthouses
  • Hvassaland 2
  • 601 Akureyri
Hrímland Apartments
Apartments
  • Strandgata 29
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 866-2696
Amma Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólastigur 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 777-0200
Guesthouse Brekkusel
Guesthouses
  • Byggðavegur 97
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2660, 895-1260
Helgi magri holiday apartment
Apartments
  • Helgamagrastræti 30
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 821-3278
gista apartments
Apartments
  • Gránufélagsgata 43
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 694-4314
Nordic Lodges Hamragil
Guesthouses
  • í landi Víðifells, Fnjóskadal
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 897-3015
Guesthouse Súlur
Guesthouses
  • Klettastígur 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-1400
Bjarmó Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Bjarmastígur 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 845-5930
B&B Sólheimar 9 / natureguide.is
Guesthouses
  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 606 Akureyri
  • 6623762, 663-2650
Holiday Apartments Akureyri
Apartments
  • Hamratún 6 & 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 8926515
Acco Luxury Apartments
Apartments
  • Ráðhðústorg 5 / Skipagata 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 547-2226
Kaupvangsstæti 19 Apartment
Apartments
  • Kaupvangsstæti 19
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 695-5542
Our Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstræti 82
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1200, 777-0200
Strandgata apartment 201
Apartments
  • Strandgata 9
  • 600 Akureyri
Guesthouse Súlur
Guesthouses
  • Þórunnarstræti 93
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-1400, 4611160
Hrímland Cottages
Cottages
  • Hlíðarfjall
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 866-2696
Cozy Cabins
Cottages
  • Kotabyggð 14
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 892-3154
Guesthouse Sólgarðar
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1133
Lundargata 6 - Apartment
Apartments
  • Lundargata 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 788-1226
Bjarmastígur 4 Apartment
Apartments
  • Bjarmastígur 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201, 691-0601
Sólsteinn
Guesthouses
  • Vökuland III
  • 601 Akureyri
Hafnarstræti Hostel
Hostels
  • Hafnarstræti 99-101
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 5548855
Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Hafnarstræti 86a
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429
Skipagata 5 - Aparments
Apartments
  • Skipagata 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201 , 691-0601
Guesthouse Gula Villan
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 8
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 896-8464
ÁS Guest House
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarlandsvegur 33
  • 600 Akureyri
B33 Apartment
Apartments
  • Brekkugata 33
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 896-2219

Others

Subway
Diners
  • Kaupvangsstræti 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 530-7068
Kaffi Ilmur
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 107b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 5716444, 862-4258, 865-1743
Graeni Hatturinn
Pubs & Clubs
  • Hafnarstræti 96
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4646
Krían veitingastaður
Restaurants
  • Grímsey
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3112, 898-2058
Verksmiðjan Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Glerártorg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 5554055
Skeljungur - Service Station Ak-inn
Cafés
  • Hörgárbraut
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4646484
Bláa Kannan
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 96
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4600
Axelsbakarí
Cafés
  • Hvannavellir 14
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4614010
N1 - Service Station Leiruveg, Akureyri
Gas station
  • Við Leiruveg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3414
Lemon
Restaurants
  • Glerárgata 32
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4625552
Vitinn, Hóras ehf.
Tourist Information Centres
  • Oddeyrarbryggju
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-7771, 894-3039
Salatsjoppan
Restaurants
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4622245
R5 Bar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Ráðhústorg 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 412-9933
Kurdo Kebab Akureyri
Restaurants
  • Skipagata 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 784-2084
N1 - Service Station Hörgárbraut, Akureyri
Gas station
  • Við Hörgárbraut
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3012
Centrum Kitchen & Bar
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6666078
Valdís Ice cream shop
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 100b
  • 600 Akureyri
Berlin
Restaurants
  • Skipagata 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 7725061, 661-0661
Orðakaffi - Eat, Drink & More
Restaurants
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 661-4638
Isbudinn Akureyri
Cafés
  • Geislagata 10
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1112
Sykurverk Café
Cafés
  • Brekkugata 3
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 5717977
Sjanghæ
Restaurants
  • Strandgata 7
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 562-6888
Kristjáns Café
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 108
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-5930
Domino’s Pizza
Take Away
  • Undirhlíð 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 581-2345
Lemon
Restaurants
  • Ráðhústorg 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-5552
Olís - Service Station - Quiznos
Diners
  • Tryggvabraut 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-3939
DJ Grill
Diners
  • Strandgata 11
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-1800
Eyrin Restauran
Restaurants
  • Hof
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4600660
Sprettur-Inn
Restaurants
  • Kaupangi v/Mýrarveg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 464-6464
Galleri Sol
Cafés
  • Sólberg
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3190, 467-3150
Serrano
Restaurants
  • Ráðhústorg 7
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 519-6918
FAB Travel Akureyri
Travel Agency
  • Heiðarlundur 6b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-2282
Kaffi & list
Cafés
  • Kaupvangsstræti 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 680-6292
Subway
Diners
  • Glerártorg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 530-7067
Bakaríið við brúna
Cafés
  • Gleráreyrar 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4612700
Kaffi Torg
Restaurants
  • Glerártorg verslunarmiðstöð
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2279
Indian Curry House
Take Away
  • Ráðhústorg 3
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4242
Flugkaffi
Cafés
  • Akureyrarflugvöllur
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-5017
Freyvangsleykhúsið
Cafés
  • Freyvangur
  • 601 Akureyri
Grillstofan
Restaurants
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3005
Olstofa Akureyrar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 663-8886
Nature
Kjarnaskógur woods

Kjarnaskógur Woods

South of Akureyri is one of the towns most popular outdoor area
- the woodland Kjarnaskógur. The recreational area is approx 800
hectars with more than 1.5 million trees, of many species planted within the
last 50 years. The area has diverse selection of trees and along the creek
Brunná one can find a tree sample track. For bird lovers, the area
is rich of birds and by the marshland in the north of the area (by Hundatjörn
in Naustaborgir) there is a bird watching shelter. A campsite is nearby,
Hamrar, with easy access to the forest.

In the forest you find:

* Three playgrounds

* Volleyball courts and outdoor gym


* Grill houses and pick-nick areas for both individuals and groups


* Aprox. 12 km of gravel-tracks for hiking, running and biking, of which 6 km
are lighted during dark hours. Also plenty of forest tracks and other vast
network of back country trails. For more details view the maps further down the
page.


* Restrooms and water fountain


* 4 carparks


* Mountain bike trails are in the woods and are also connected to the mountain
bike trails in Mt. Hlíðarfjall - These combined create the longest mountain
bike trail in Iceland with a total of 21.6 km.


* During winter - the largest organized cross country tracks area (in a
woodland area in Iceland) with around 20 km of groomed trails and 6
km are lighted. The grooming statues can be
viewed here. The colors on
the map indicate the time since they were groomed last (green, orange and pink
are from a couple of hours up to 48 hours, while light blue, dark blue and grey
are from 2 days or up to 14 days or more). Areas for sledding are also groomed
during winter, by the statue of the Einar wood-ranger and below the sun-clock.

How to get there:

Head south from the town along the road no. 823, pass the airport and turn
right by the sign "Kjarnaskogur" and follow the bending road up to
the parking area. Aprox 5 min drive from town center and 30 minutes walk.


It is possible to take bus number 1, 2 or 5 from town square,
Ráðhústorg, and go out at Kjarnagata/Vallatún, by the golf course. From there
is about two km. walk to Kjarnaskógur area.

Contact info:

Skógræktarfélag Eyfirðinga


Sími: (+354) 462 4047


Email: ingi@kjarnaskogur.is


Webpage:
www.skog.is/skograektarfelag-eyfirdinga/

Map of the area: Kjarnaskógur - Easy and shorter walks
https://www.visitakureyri.is/static/files/2012-VISIT/pdf/kjarnasogur-lettleidir-1-.pdf

Kjarnaskógur - All tails - overview map
https://www.visitakureyri.is/static/files/2012-VISIT/pdf/kort-2018-stora-kortid-a-orva-a2.pdf

Hamrar - the campingsite and surrounding
trails

https://www.visitakureyri.is/static/files/2012-VISIT/pdf/kort-2018-hamrar-lett-an-orva.pdf

Naustaborgir - Naturereserve area -
trails

https://www.visitakureyri.is/static/files/2012-VISIT/pdf/kort-2018-naustaborgir-lett-an-orva.pdf

Gönguskíðabrautir - Crosscountrytrails
https://www.visitakureyri.is/static/files/2012-VISIT/pdf/gonguskidi.pdf

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