Experience Arctic Coast Way

Towns and Villages
Hvammstangi is the largest community in West Húnaþing whose history as a trading centre dates back over more than 100 years. If you would like to see how people in days gone by conducted their daily trading in the general stores, the Trade Museum will tell you all you need to know.
Lighthouses - Reachable
The small peninsula of Kálfshamarsvík is built up by spectacular basalt columns. The lighthouse is easily accessible by car. A sign on the gravel road No.745 indicates the directions to the lighthouse. There are parking options and a rest area. Short walks give options to discover the area.
Lighthouses - Reachable
The lighthouse is accessible by a hike. A sign "Ráeyri" indicates the direction to leave road No.76 at the south end of the fjord. At the end of the gravel road are options to park the car.
Lighthouses - Reachable
Grímsey is reachable by ferry or plane. A beautiful walk along the south coast of the island leads to the lighthouse in the east of Grímsey. Between the middle of April and middle of August, the puffins and other birds bread all around in the cliffs.
Lighthouses - Reachable
The lighthouse is easy to reach by car at the coast of the little village Svalbarðeyri close to Akureyri. A short walk follows the beautiful coast with amazing views to Akureyri and Eyjarfjörður.
Lighthouses - Reachable
A beautiful walk from the little village leads to the lighthouse with a good option to discover seals and rich birdlife. It is also possible to go by car, but please close the farmer's gate.
Lighthouses - Reachable
A sign on the gravel road No. 870 indicates to the most northern point of the mainland of Iceland. A short walk follows the coast with a rich birdlife. The Polar Circle lays just 3 km further north. Please be very careful, if you climb up the huge stones to "see" the Polar Circle - the ocean sometimes sends strong waves and stones are slippery.
Lighthouses - Reachable
A small road leads from the little village Raufarhöfn "The Arctic Circle Village" up to the lighthouse on steep cliffs. A picnic bench offers the option to enjoy food with spectacular views.
Lighthouses - Reachable
The peninsula Langanes has the shape of a flying dug and the little lighthouse Fontur lays on the end of the beak in the far east end. The remote position needs its time to be discovered as the road is gravel and twisty - but so worth to go.
Towns and Villages
At Skagaströnd you will find not only the natural beauty of landscape and vegetation, and flourishing cultural life, but much, much more.
Towns and Villages
The heart of Þórshöfn beats in time to the waves, and fishing and fish processing have been the town's main form of occupation throughout the years.
Towns and Villages
Raufarhöfn is a fishing village with 250 inhabitants and is also the most northerly community in Iceland. Because of its position, Raufarhöfn has the longest days in Iceland during the summer and the shortest ones in winter.
Towns and Villages
The township of Grenivík lies under the 1,173 metre high mountain Kaldbakur. There are many excellent routes up the mountain, but if you do not feel like tackling those, there are easier paths up Þengilhöfði, which is a 260 metre high mountain just south of Grenivík. But for those who want a really challenging climb there are Blámannshattur and Laufáshnjúkur, both in the surrounding area.
Towns and Villages
Whatever the time of year, Akureyri is a lively and energetic town, and home to around 20.000 inhabitants. It is by far the most densely populated community outside the Reykjavík area, and is the centre of trade, culture and services for the north of Iceland.
Towns and Villages
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.
Towns and Villages
Húsavík is the oldest settlement in Iceland, besides being the largest town in Þingeyjarsýsla district and the service centre for the surrounding area. The town is known for whale watching tours in Skjálfandi Bay and called the Whale Capital. Up to 23 species of whale, including the Blue Whale, as well as large colonies of puffins can be found in the bay.
Towns and Villages
Sauðárkrókur lies on the south west shore of the inner reaches of Skagafjörður fiord. Here you will find a variety of services on offer; exhibitions, museums, places of entertainment, shops, restaurants, accommodation, a hospital, workshops and garages, a sports ground, a beach volleyball pitch, a swimming pool etc.
Towns and Villages
Blönduós is the most populated town by Húnaflói and is located by Road nr. 1. Through the town, runs one of the country's glacial rivers, Blanda and in the middle is the small island Hrútey, one of the area's natural wonders. The island is protected and closed due to bird nesting from April 20th to the 20th of June, but for the rest of the year you can cross a walking bridge to the island and there you can discover hiking trails. The walk along Blanda down to the shore is particularly romantic, overlooking the sea to the beautiful Strandafjöll.
Towns and Villages
Life in Bakkafjörður revolves mostly round the fish in the sea and the right to survive by catching this!
Towns and Villages
Kópasker is a fishing village on the eastern shore of Öxarfjordur fjord. The main economy is based on services to the farms in the area as well as fisheries. In Kópasker, the local museum at Snartarstaðir is worth visiting, as well as the Earthquake Center, describing the big Earthquake of 1976.
Towns and Villages
Svalbarðseyri is a village in the Svalbarðsströnd district on the eastern coast of Eyjafjörður. Svalbarðsströnd is a thriving agricultural area and in the village there is a long tradition of agricultural service and industry and there you also find a small boat maina. Tourism has been on the rise and today the main pilars of the economy are industry and service.
Towns and Villages
Dalvik is a seaside town, located on the natural paradise of Tröllaskagi Peninsula.
Towns and Villages
Hjalteyri is a small village on the western shores of Eyjafjörður. Until the early 20th century, this was one of the main hubs of the herring fishing industry and is today an aquaculture centre where research is conducted into the feasibility of halibut culture.
Towns and Villages
Hauganes lies next to Árskógssandur, and is part of the Árskógsströnd coastal area. It is also the most southerly community in the district of Dalvík, with a population of about 140.
Towns and Villages
Árskógssandur is a small community situated on the shores of Eyjafjörður fiord, about 10 minutes by car from Dalvík and a short distance from the village of Hauganes. It is also the crossing point to Hrísey island, by the ferry Sævar.
Towns and Villages
The island of Hrísey is rightly known as Eyjafjörður's pearl of nature, and is renowned for its abundant birdlife. It lies out in the middle of the fiord and can be reached by the ferry, Sævar - a journey of about 15 minutes.
Towns and Villages
Surrounded by high mountain peaks and long valleys, with a lake in the middle… that’s Ólafsfjörður!
Towns and Villages
Siglufjörður offers a variety of interesting and enjoyable things to do and see - both for the tourist and for those in search of some outdoor activity.
Towns and Villages
Hofsós is a small community lying on the east of Skagafjörður fiord. In days gone by this was the main service centre for the region and is one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland still in existence.
Lighthouses - Reachable
It´s best to accsess the lighthouse by a short walk after you parked your car at the Geo Spa swimming pool.
Boat tours
We offer boat trips from Hvammstangi around Miðfjörður and Húnaflói, giving you the opportunity to watch seals, birds and sometimes whales in their natural environment.
Boat tours
Arctic Sea Tours offers Arctic whale watching, Grímsey Arctic Island and Arctic Sea Angling tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri in North Iceland.
Boat tours
Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us.
Beaches - Accessible
A sign "Svalbarð" on the gravel road 711 indicates the beach that offers good opportunity to observe seals. Please respect wildlife and keep a distance to the animals!
Boat tours
We guide and operate whale watching tours in North-Iceland, from the sea side town of Akureyri, on the magnificent Eyjafjord.
Beaches - Accessible
Close to the rock Hvítserkur is the Guesthouse Ósar were you can park your car and take a walk. A farmers´ track leads to the beautiful black beach with great opportunities to see seals. Please close always the gate at the beginning of the track - it´s private land!
Beaches - Accessible
The small peninsula of Kálfshamarsvík is built up by spectacular basalt columns and a stony beach connects the peninsula to the mainland. A sign on the gravel road No.745 indicates the directions to the lighthouse. There are parking options and a rest area. Short walks give options to discover the area.
Beaches - Accessible
The gravel road 748 follows the coast north of the town Sauðárkrókur and ends at the amazing Grettislaug, one of the famous geothermal pools. A stony beach offers wonderful views to the island Drangey.
Beaches - Accessible
East of the town Sauðarkrókur lays the beautiful black sand beach with dunes and marram grass. It is easy to park the car at the west end of the beach and take a walk to enjoy the view over Skagafjörður.
Beaches - Accessible
The road No.85 leaves the steep cliffs on the east side of Tjörnes peninsula and reaches the flat area of Öxnafjörður. A small parking option left of the road offers the best opportunities to walk to the black sandy beach and enjoy great views along the endless beaches of Öxnafjörður. Please don´t try to access the beach by car!
Day tours
We specialize in scheduled tours and customized private tours in North West Iceland. We can provide English and German speaking guides and accommodate groups up to 14 people.
Beaches - Accessible
A sign on the gravel road No. 870 indicates the most northern point of the mainland of Iceland. A short walk follows the stony beach with rich birdlife and ends almost at the Polar Circle - it´s just 3 km further north!
Boat tours
Whale Watching Hauganes is Iceland's oldest whale watching tour operator, based in the heart of Eyjafjörður fjord from where the whales are usually just a few minutes away.
Beaches - Accessible
The gravel road 869 discovers the peninsula Langanes. A beautiful beach near the farm sign to Ýtra-Lón Guesthouse is one of the rare sandy beaches which are not black in Iceland. A small birding house gives opportunities to observe the rich birdlife. But don´t miss to walk this beautiful beach!
Beaches - Accessible
A beach with history! In the village of Skálar, you feel the memories of life in the old times. Here was a thriving village where the residents built their livelihoods on the fishing industry and you still can see the ruins. A gravel road leaves road No. 869 with a sign to Skálar.
Beaches - Accessible
Leave the village of Ólafsfjörður on its north end in direction "Kleifar" and you will reach the beautiful black sandy beach with invites to take a stop and walk the beach. Park your car carefully in a designated parking area or in the village and take a walk.
Beaches - Accessible
In the harbour of Dalvík, at its southern end, is a little wooden bridge over the rock dam and offers access to a beautiful black sandy beach that invites to take a walk until you reach the delta of the river Svarfaðardalsá. Take a rest in the dunes and observe the rich birdlife.
Beaches - Accessible
At high tide, you can´t use the bridge as the beach is flooded partly. Just drive a bit further east through the industrial area and park the car when you reach the black dunes!
Day tours
Active North specializes in day-and private tours in Northern Iceland. Active North was founded in 2012 and is currently based in Ásbyrgi inside Vatnajökull National Park.
Beaches - Accessible
At the south coast of Hrísey, just in the village, lays a beautiful little sandy beach which you can access with a little bridge. You can reach Hrísey by ferry from the village Árskogssandur.
Boat tours
Our boat tours to Drangey Island start from Reykir harbor, next to the famous natural hot spring „Grettislaug“.
Beaches - Accessible
The lighthouse in the village indicates the way to the beach. You can park the car near the lighthouse and take a walk along the coast which is a great place for birding!
Day tours
Lambagras Cultura specializes in cultural communication in tourism, offering a range of day tours from Hólar and Hofsós in Skagafjörður.
Travel agency
Besides standard tours, day tours or package tours, we do also design and run special routes off the beaten path. Our customized tours might lead you to some of the highlights of Iceland, but also to some less known or a bit hidden treasures, for an even more meaningful experience of exploring the country.
Travel agency
Ice 1 trips is a small family tour operator based in Akureyri. Our specialty in our tours is connecting nature, activity, culture with local food, local beers (drinks), luxury transport and quality service.
Sea Rock Formations
This is probably one of the most famous rock formations in Iceland. A sign on the gravel road No. 711 indicates to the parking area and a visitor platform.
Travel agency
Saga Travel offers you to experience North Iceland privately or in small groups, led by highly qualified guides who know the land as the back of their hand and are storytellers at heart.
Sea Rock Formations
A short hike on the east end of the village Blönduós leads to the impressive rock column. The tourist information in town offers detailed information.
Sea Rock Formations
The small peninsula of Kálfshamarsvík is built up by spectacular basalt columns. A sign on the gravel road No.745 indicates the directions to the lighthouse. There are parking options and a rest area. Short walks offer options to discover the area.
Sea Rock Formations
Right beside the beautiful swimming pool of Hofsós is a parking area to drop-off your car and take a short walk down the stairs to the cliffs built up of beautiful basalt columns.
Sea Rock Formations
The gravel road No.870 leads to the peninsula Melrakkaslétta and a short drive north of Kópasker lays a parking area well marked with painted stones. Drop-off your car and take a short walk straight down to the rock formation Hestfall - but be careful as the steep cliff is cut in two pieces by a vertical fissure! On your way back walk to the shore south of the parking and you see the beautiful rocks of Hvalvík in the ocean. Please don´t try to access the beach, the waves are dangerous!
Sea Rock Formations
A sign on road No. 85 indicates to the parking spot of Rauðanes. An amazing hike circles the peninsula and offers views to the spectacular coast and its rock formations.
Sea Rock Formations
It´s quite a drive along the gravel road No.869 on the peninsula Langanes. But worth to take the time especially for bird lovers as a huge colony of Gannets bread on this steep rock.
Travel agency
Enjoy the great variety of marine life in the unique environment of Skjálfandaflói bay aboard North Sailing’s meticulously renovated oak boats.
Islands
Drangey rises up with almost vertical cliffs all around and there is just one steep path to enter the island. Even it is small it is rich in birdlife, vegetation and full of stories connected to the Saga of Grettir the Strong.
Travel agency
The Icelandic Seal Center in Hvammstangi is a research and exhibition center investigating and detailing the lives of seals found in and around Iceland and also the Tourist Information Center for Húnaþing-vestra, Iceland's number one seal and wildlife watching destination.
Islands
Málmey is an uninhabited island off the northern coast of Iceland, one of the three islands in the Skagafjörður bay, along with Drangey and Lundey. It is located on the east side of the bay. Málmey is a long and narrow island, about 4 km long and about 1 km wide, and it is narrower at both the northern and southern ends.
Day tours
Ytra Lón Farm Lodge is situated in the midst of Langanes Peninsula, on the far reaches of one of Iceland’s most remote corners. 14 km northeast of Þórshöfn on road nr. 869.
Islands
Flatey is a beautiful island and an unforgettable experience to visit. You have the feeling time stops here or even goes back in history. Many residents in Húsavík have houses on Flatey, which though uninhabited since 1968, was once a lively village with a church, a schoolhouse, and a lighthouse. Residents slowly left once electricity began to arrive on the mainland. Spread flat, the island is rich in bird fauna, with over 30 different types of bird to watch, including among others Arctic Tern and the Puffins.
Islands
Just 4,5 nautical miles north of Húsavík is a small island called Lundey, what translates as Puffin Island.
Travel agency
In the oldest house of Hrísey the House of Shark Jörundur, you will find an exhibition about the history of the island and the history of shark fishing in Iceland in earlier centuries
Travel agency
SlowIceland is a small travel agency that specializes in nature and authentic experience tourism.
Travel agency
At our farm Helluland in the north of Iceland we offer horse tours that suit everybody, whether you are beginners or advanced riders, whether you come alone or as a group, and you can also choose between short and long tours - we will design a trip tailored according to your individual needs!
Midnight Sun - Spots
A sign on road No. 711 indicates the parking area of Hamarsá. Down the cliffs, at the beach, you can see the "réttir" the traditional fence for the sheep round-up. Here you have a wide open view over fjord Húnaflói to the mountains of the Westfjords on the other side.
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A sign on the gravel road No. 711 indicates to the parking area and a visitor platform. Here you have a great view over the fjords Húnafjörður with the rock of Hvítserkur in the foreground.
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This magical place lays on gravel road No.711 in quite a distance from the coast. But this natural fortress is high up on a hill and offers, therefore, wide views over the coast and fjord Húnafjörður to the North.
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This viewing point is placed on the south side of the old town of Blöndúos up on high cliffs and offers an open view to the North. Leave road No.1 into the old town and follow the blue sign for "viewing point".
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In the old town of Blönduós on the south side of the river delta is a place called "Horn" at the coast. Some picnic benches even offer the option to enjoy some food during watching the midnight sun.
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Leave road No.745 and drive into the little village of Skagaströnd to the harbour. North of the harbour is the small peninsula Spákonufellshöfði. Park your car best at the harbour and take a short walk to the shore of the peninsula to get the open view to the North.
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The small peninsula of Kálfshamarsvík is built up by spectacular basalt columns. A sign on the gravel road No.745 indicates the directions to the lighthouse. There are parking options and a rest area.
Midnight Sun - Spots
North of the village Sauðárkókur is the crossroad of road No. 744 and 748. Here is a nice parking area offering a fantastic view to the North over the fjord Skagafjörður and its islands.
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Enjoy the midnight sun with the comfort of a hot geothermal pool. The gravel road No. 748 leads to Grettislaug and invites with an open view to the North to observe the midnight sun.
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This comfortable parking area offers a great view over the fjord Skagafjörður and is home of the sculpture of the "ferryman" which gives good photo motives with the midnight sun.
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Besides the beautiful swimming pool of Hofsós is a parking area to drop-off your car. Take a short walk down the stairs to the cliffs built up of beautiful basalt columns and enjoy the great view over fjord Skagafjörður to the North.
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Höðahólar is a parking area beside road No. 76 and gives an amazing view to the island Malmey and is a perfect spot to see the midnight sun. You can sit down on the benches and even enjoy some snakes.
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One of the best options to enjoy the midnight sun is at the top of a mountain. The hike up on Húsavíkurfjall is easy and not too long, but rewards your efforts with an incredible view over Skjáfandi Bay and its mountains and offers endless views even up to Grímsey on the Arctic Circle.
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This beautiful campsite on a farm is placed at the shore on the north coast of Tjörnes peninsula and offers the comfort of laying in your tent or camper and enjoying the view to the midnight sun.
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A short hike starting at the campsite leads up on Eyjan, the island with the vertical cliffs in Ásbyrgi. On top of Eyjan an excellent view to the North over mystical landscapes is waiting for you.
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A beautiful walk from the little village leads to the lighthouse with a good option to discover seals and rich birdlife. It is also possible to go by car, but please close the farmer's gate!! A bench at the lighthouse invites for a little picnic to see the midnight sun.
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The closer you are to the Arctic Circle, the better you can see the midnight sun. Hraunhafnartangi is the most northern point of Iceland mainland it is predestinated not offers unforgettable views on the midnight sun. There is a small parking area beside the gravel road No.870 and a short hike leads to the lighthouse.
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Outside of the little village Raufarhöfn, the "Arctic Circle Village", is the Arctic Henge Arctic Henge. Similar to its ancient predecessor, Stonehenge, this newly built monument is like a huge sundial, aiming to capture the sun´s rays, cast shadows in precise locations and capture the light between aligned gateways.
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The gravel road No. 869 discovers the peninsula Langanes. A beautiful beach near the farm sign to Ýtra-Lón farm-guesthouse offers beautiful views over the bay Þistilfjörður to the North. You can park your car beside the road and take a short walk to the beach.
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Bakkafjörður is a very little village and gives a good impression of life in a remote place far away from Reykjavík. Down at the old harbour, you can enjoy excellent views over the bay Bakkaflói with the mountains of Langanes at the horizon.
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Road No. 76 leaves Siglufjörður through a tunnel to the North. After the tunnel, a parking area offers perfect options to follow the movements of the sun until she hits the horizon. Don´t forget to turn your head around to see the dramatic mountain which raises up almost vertically.
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In the harbour of Dalvík, at its southern end, is a little wooden bridge over a rock dam and offers access to a beautiful black sandy beach. You can sit down in the dunes and enjoy the midnight sun with views over Eyjarfjörður and its high mountains.
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Grímsey is THIS place to see the midnight sun as it is the only place in Iceland on the Arctic Circle. Therefore it is the only place in Iceland where the sun stays above the horizon on the longest day. Don't miss to walk to the dramatic cliffs of the north coast to get the perfect view. You can reach Grímsey by ferry and plane.
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A beautiful short hike starts in the village and leads to the highest point of the little island that invites to rest and see the midnight sun in the tranquil atmosphere in the middle of the fjord Eyjarfjörður.
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From Akureyri centre drive up Þingvallastræti, then turn left and continue up Súluvegur. In the total of approx. 4 km. Park the car at Súluvegur on a small parking area. Then hike up the tracks leading up to Fálkafell, approx. 1.2 km or 20 minutes walking.
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At the shore of the little village is a newly built peer which offers beautiful views over the fjord Eyjafjörður, the mountains of the Troll-Peninsula and the island Hrísey.
Hikes
Leave the road No. 745 on a small road in direction mountains. There is a trail sign in the parking lot. The trail is marked and is 6 km long with an elevation gain of 650 m to walk up. The peak has a height of 795 m and offers stunning views over Skagafjörður. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
Park your car on the parking lot north of the town. It is a comfortable hiking route onto the mountain along a steep car track. On top of the mountain, you get an amazing view over Skjálfandi bay. The tour takes 2,5-3 hrs. for 6 km distance. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
You can park your car at the campground of Ásbyrgi. Here starts the hiking route onto the high hill in the centre of Ásbyrgi. The route is 5 km long and takes about 1,5 hrs. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
A small blue sign at road No. 85 indicates the direction to the parking area for Rauðanes. A panel gives some explanation about the hiking route and the area. Numerous beautiful rock formations, sea stacks and cliffs are found around the peninsula Rauðanes. An easy marked hike circuits the peninsula. The route is about 6 km long and takes 2,5 hrs. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
The town of Siglofjörður is a good starting point for various hikes to discover the coastal area and the high mountain of the Troll-Peninsula. Please ask in the tourist information, in the public library, for detailed information. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
Several hikes start in the town of Ólafsfjörður or its close surrounding and offer spectacular views over the coastal region of the fjord surrounded by high mountains. Please ask in the tourist information for detailed information. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
Between the two tunnels that connect the towns of Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður is a small rest area where the beautiful hike to the fjord Heðinsfjörður starts. The route is about 6 km long and takes about 2,5hrs. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
Hrísey offers some marked hiking trails to discover this beautiful island. On the ferry from Árskogssandur, you can get a little brochure about the island including the trails. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
There are several hikes on Grímsey to discover this amazing island on the Arctic Circle. You shouldn´t miss hiking to the sculpture Orbis et Globus that indicates the current position of the Arctic Circle. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
Dalvík is a good starting point for many hikes along the coast and the mountains of the Troll-Peninsula. Please ask in the tourist information for detailed information and maps. The hike is not possible in snowy condition.
Hikes
From Akureyri centre drive direction Reykjavík along the main road nr 1 for approx. 3 km. When entering the roundabout at the outskirts of town take the first exit into Óðinsnes street and after a short drive take the first exit to the left, entering Krossanesborgir parking. The nature reserve area Krossanesborgir consists of many rock formations, with 5-10 million years old basalt. Both vegetation and birdlife are rich and several marked paths invite to discover nature and wildlife. The hikes are not possible in snowy conditions.
Hikes
From Akureyri center drive up Súluvegur. Park the car at the parking lot at the end of Súluvegur. Go to the top of the parking and start walking along the tracks to the right, after crossing the little creek follow the sign to the right up to the hill and across the fence. The path is marked and is approx 5,3 km from the parking to the top of Súlur. Mt. Súlur is the landmark mountain of Akureyri. The mountain has two peaks. Syðri-Súla (South-Súla) is the higher one, 1213 m, but the one you reach first is the lower peak Ytri – Súla (Outer-Súla), is about 1200. From the peaks, there is a spectacular view of Eyjafjörðu fjord. The hike is not possible in snowy conditions.
Hikes
Grenivík is a perfect place to discover the coastal mountain range of the uninhabited peninsula of Fjörðum. Endless options for hiking routes are waiting to be discovered. Please ask in the swimming pool for detailed information.
Sea Rock Formations
A sign "Ánastaðastapi" on road No. 711 indicates the parking area. Cross the stairs at the fence and take a short walk down the hill along a little creek to the shore. Here you find the beautiful sea stack Ánastaðastapi. Please be aware that this place is closed until July due to lambing season.
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Illugastaðir is a beautiful place at the westside of Vatsnes peninsula and offers stanning views over Húnaflói fjord and to the mountains of the Westfjords. Be aware that this place is not open before July!
Beaches - Accessible
There is a big parking area near the road No. 711 and a sign "Illugastaðir" indicates the direction. It is a short walk to reach the beach that offers great opportunities to watch seals in their natural habitat.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area your are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area your are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Rest Areas
Rest areas placed around the road to park your car. Often you find information about the area you are in and some have tables that you can use. Please take your trash to the next village and ask for the next recycle area. They are located in most towns and villages.
Museums
Founded in 1993 Akureyri Art Museum is one of the youngest art museums in Iceland. It is located in what used to be the KEA co-op building, which was designed with strong influences from Bauhaus and the international Funkis movement. The Museum’s two venues are located side by side in the heart of Akureyri, in Listagil (Art’s Street).
Exhibition
The Tannery Visitor Centre is located in Sauðárkrókur, north Iceland, in the only tannery in Europe which makes fish leather.
Museums
The Herring Era Museum is Iceland’s largest maritime and industrial museum, where visitors have the opportunity to get to know the herring fishery and processing industry that underpinned Iceland’s economy for much of the twentieth century.
Museums
The Icelandic Emigration Center was founded in 1996 and dedicated to commemorate Icelandic emigrants to North America and to promote connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland.
Museums
The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997. It's foremost aim is to provide detailed and interesting information about whales and their habitat.
Museums
The exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd, who lived there in the late 10th century. A painted tapestry tells the story of Þórdís.
Exhibition
A visit to the KIDKA Wool factory provides a unique insight into the genuine Icelandic way of knitwear production. We like to show you how your sweater is made. In our cozy factory shop, you can purchase our KIDKA wool products or buy some hand-knitted wool products for a good price.
Museums
The exhibition, 1238 : The Battle of Iceland, will revolve around the most famous part of the Icelandic Sagas – Sturlung Era (1220 – 1264); the bloodiest and most violent era in Icelandic history.
Hikes
This magnificent hiking tour explores two of the most pristine fjords in the north of Iceland, just below the Arctic Circle. After a scenic ride from Akureyri along the coastline of Eyjafjörður, we leave the asphalt for a bumpy mountain road with plenty of little streams to ford.
Hikes
A scenic hiking trail along the east coast of Langanes peninsula. The trail rises and falls continuously over 15 km of rugged nature, from rolling grasslands to stoney hills.
Travel agency
We specialize in making your trip fun. We can offer snowmobiles for small and big groups, catskiing, backcountry skiing and heliskiing.
Hikes
Wide Open is all about hiking, nature and exploring new horizons.
Travel agency
No.17 Tour Service offers a variety of tours mostly in the north of Iceland.
Travel agency
At Saltvík we offer riding tours at all levels and try our best to make the experience of riding an icelandic horse in the nature of Iceland an unforgettable experience weather you are a experienced rider or a beginner.
Activities
Fairytale At Sea is entertainment company in Ólafsfjörður who provides for scenic tours in unspoiled nature under the Ólafsfjarðarmúla and Hvanndalabjarg the highest precipice in Iceland.
Activities
Halla Ingolfsdottir, a highly experienced guide, has a passion for storytelling and the outdoors and she and her team are very excited to welcome you to the remote island of Grímsey, to be on top of the world!