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
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
It is an importing fishing community and has a thriving university
, which explains the many bars and restaurants in town.
area was first settled in the 9th century by a skinny Norseman but a more permanent settlement started in the 18th century.
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.
downtown there are some colorful traditional buildings. this is a restaurant
at the foot of Akureyrarkirkja from 1940
the Huni II was build as a fishing boat but is now turned into a whalewatching vessel.