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Akureyri

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Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting. Visit museums, churches, and botanical gardens by day, and in the evening step out to trendy restaurants and bustling bars. Just a stone's throw away from the Arctic Circle, snowy mountains constitute much of the center's backdrop and can be explored by experienced hikers. Those interested in Nordic culture will be pleased to know that this northerly city is known for embracing Iceland's traditional folk heritage. Akureyri is in Northeast Region. To arrange what you want to do in Akureyri, use our Iceland attractions planning website .
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