Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II. Further growth occurred after the war as the Icelandic population increasingly moved to urban areas.
The area has a relatively mild climate because of geographical factors, and the town’s ice-free harbour has played a significant role in its history.
Best restaurants in Akureyri
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Restaurant Strikid– best choice in Akureyri
Best hotels in Akureyri
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Hotel Akureyri – best accommondation in Akureyri
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Best things to do in Akureyri
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Whale watching and puffin tours
The Botanical Gardens
Swimming pool in Akureyri
Hlíðarfjall Skiing Mountain
The Beer Baths
Go on a Northern Lights tour
Best waterfalls near Akureyri
Shopping in Akureyri
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