occasionally cruise ships call port
the harbour, to the left is the Arts Centre
and nice murals
a view into mainstreet. They even have flamingos
a city overview from the other side of the fjord
city overview
Akureyri
With a population of around 18 k heads Akureyri is one of Icelands larger towns, hence it is proudly called the Capital of Northern Iceland.
Despite its northern location on the west shore of the Eyjafjördur fjord the harbour 
remains ice free year round.
It is an importing fishing community and has a thriving university, which explains the many bars and restaurants in town.
 
The area was first settled in the 9th century by a skinny Norseman but a more permanent settlement started in the 18th century.
During WW II it was an allied air base to protect the Arctic Convoys to Murmansk.
 
Akureyri is located on the Ringroad so all tourist that do the full circle pay a visit.
 
So did we on a rainy day and night at the end of June 2015.
 
 
 
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downtown there are some colorful traditional buildings. this is a restaurant
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at the foot of Akureyrarkirkja from 1940
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the Huni II was build as a fishing boat but is now turned into a whalewatching vessel.
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