Northern Iceland

What we love about Northern Iceland

North Iceland's Akureyri is with its 18'000 inhabitants the biggest town and capital of the region. It has been celebrated as one of ten top destinations in Europe to visit in summer and is also a gateway to the well-known diamond circle.

The Diamond Circle is a route passing by five iconic destinations, including the waterfalls Goðafoss and Dettifoss - being Europes' most powerful waterfall, the Asbyrgi canyon lake Myvatn, and Husavik, also known as Iceland's Whale Capital.

North Iceland is also where you can cross the arctic circle by visiting the island of Grimsey in the Atlantic Ocean.

There is plenty to do in North Iceland both in the summer and winter season. Exploring the surroundings on foot or skis, on horseback, or by dogsledding are just some of many exciting non-motorized options. If you prefer more comfort or action you might want to try Super Jeep Tours or snowmobiles in winter.

For wildlife enthusiasts, North Iceland is also a true paradise with its abundance of whales, dolphins, and seals as well as over 80 bird species including the iconic Puffins. If you are lucky you might even spot polar bears.

Did you know that the midnight sun in Iceland actually sets, just to get back up in a matter of minutes? In North Iceland, you can experience the midnight sun like nowhere else in the North and we recommend you pick a beautiful to witness and celebrate nature's beauty in North Iceland.

If you saw the movie "Eurovision Song Contest" on Netflix, you will quickly recognize the landmarks of Husavik when you are here.

Destinations in Northern Iceland