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Welcome to North Iceland

North Iceland is a fascinating part of Iceland with many spectacular things to do and see.

North Iceland, in general, has dramatic mountains, lava fields and smooth hills cut out by rivers.  

The locals live a dynamic life, in harmony with the dramatic nature. You will not find many other places with so many natural highlights.


Akureyri

The "Capital of the North" is Akureyri. It is a cosy town with old wooden houses, Icelandic culture, cuisine and history. The most visitors start their holiday here by arriving in Akureyri airport. 


Activities

The tremendous nature here invites one to participate in the open-air life, which attracts tourist from all around the world. There are almost no limits to the outdoor activities regarding the season. Everything from hiking, swimming, golf, fishing, horseback riding, hunting or what about a whale safari at sea.


Sightseeing

Do you not feel for action, there are a lot of sights to experience, such as the highland mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanic craters and a lot more.


Safety

You must always be aware of nature and its dangers. Visit the local tourist offices or go on one of the many tours offered.


Northern Light

Each season has its charm up here. In winter, the area around Akureyri present the best skiing facilities in Iceland, and if you are lucky, you can experience the unique natural phenomenon the Northern Lights.


Transport

The easiest way to reach North Iceland is by plane. Daily flights from Reykjavik takes 45 minutes to Akureyri. The distance from Reykjavik to Akureyri is 380km, and by public bus (Straætó)the trip takes about 6 1/2 hrs. 

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North Iceland

Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

Akureyri is the largest city at Northern Iceland with its 18500 inhabitants.

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Husavik

Husavik

Husavik is located way up in the northernmost corner of the Island. Most who visit this city and region come here to experience one of the world famous whale safafis.

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Vatnajökull National Park North

Vatnajökull National Park North

Vatnajökull National Park ranks among the largest and most beautiful parks in Europe.

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Lake Mývatn Area

Lake Mývatn Area

Myvatn is considered one of the best birdwatching places in Iceland.

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Dettifos Waterfall

Dettifos Waterfall

An absolutely top highlight in Northern Iceland. Even the famous Hollywood movie instructors Ridley Scott used the waterfall in one of his movies (Prometheus).

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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

You will find these dramatic structures never fail to impress.

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Akureyri - The second largest city in Iceland

Akureyri is the largest city at Northern Iceland with its 18500 inhabitants.
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Husavik

Husavik is located way up in the northernmost corner of the Island. Most who visit this city and region come here to experience one of the world famous whale safafis.
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Vatnajökull National Park North

Vatnajökull National Park ranks among the largest and most beautiful parks in Europe.
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Lake Mývatn Area

Myvatn is considered one of the best birdwatching places in Iceland.

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Dettifos Waterfall

An absolutely top highlight in Northern Iceland. Even the famous Hollywood movie instructors Ridley Scott used the waterfall in one of his movies (Prometheus).
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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

You will find these dramatic structures never fail to impress.
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Borgarvirki Fortress

This is truly a unique natural phenomenon, which was used by the Vikings as fortress back in time.
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The Húsavík Whale Museum

Get an experience for life in Husavik Whale Museum.
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Godafoss Waterfalls

Whatever which season you visit North Iceland, you will never regret a visit to the impressive Godafoss waterfalls.
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What to Do

Getting Around in Iceland

Getting Around in Iceland


Domestic Flights in Iceland Flying in Iceland is a safe and scenic way to travel, and cheaper than bus travel or car rental. The main domestic airline is Air Iceland (Flugfélag Íslands), which flies from Reykjavík to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Westman Islands and Höfn (Hornafjörður) almost daily.

Be prepared for short-notice cancellations in bad weather and to book ahead for peak season in the summer. More flight operators offer regularly scheduled flights from Reykjavik to domestic airports in the rest of the country. Another good thing about Iceland is the co-op...

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Northern Lights in Iceland

Northern Lights in Iceland

Unforgettable Northern Lights experiences in Iceland.

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