News Iceland » Akureyri: Iceland By Air – Iceland Sightseeing in a Boeing 737 Max 8
The Captain decided to take us to the north instead, to ‘fly over’ Akureyri (Iceland’s second largest town), where Flugfélag Akureyrar (Iceland Air’s origin), was born. Take off from Reykjavik’s domestic airport is a little ‘urgent’.
News Iceland » Akureyri: What it's like to visit Iceland's first beer spa
It’s perched on the edge of the Eyjafjörður fjord in the area of Árskógssandur, about a half hour drive from the city of Akureyri in northern Iceland. “Having a glass of beer or two is like having a glass of wine or two,” says Sigurður Bragi ...
News Iceland » Akureyri: Plane video reveals the beauty of Iceland from the air
But, as they often say, if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait five minutes. The plan to fly along the coast was scrapped, and instead we made our way north to Akureyri. After a few minutes, the skies cleared and the mountains emerged beneath us.
News Iceland » Akureyri: Iceland Welcomes the First Day of Summer
The first day of summer (Sumardagurinn fyrsti)—according to the old Norse calendar—is a public holiday in Iceland. It occurs on the first ... the highest was 19.8° C [67.6° F] in Akureyri in 1976.
News Iceland » Akureyri: A trip to Iceland is one you'll never forget
(There are no such things in Iceland as hoagies, and good luck finding a hamburger or hot dog.) Other stops along the way included the exploration of the world’s biggest nesting grounds for wet birds at Lake Myvatn, located close to Akureyri near the top ...
News Iceland » Akureyri: Museums in Strange Places Podcast #15: The Industry Museum
Another museum director recently told me that Iceland has so many museums because Icelanders are so proud of their history, culture, and what they’ve made. Looking at all the things in the Industry museum, people from Akureyri can and should be proud of ...
News Iceland » Akureyri: Housing Prices Rise Fastest in Countryside
Those living within post code 101 (central Reykjavík) pay the highest average rent in Iceland. Outside the capital area, rent is highest in Akureyri, North Iceland. Though last year the capital area showed a large increase in apartments sold above asking ...
News Iceland » Akureyri: The NBA draft’s most intriguing prospect is a farmer from Iceland
Only one player in the country’s history has ever played in the NBA (Petur Gudmundsson). Hlinason went to high school in the town of Akureyri in 2013 and planned to return to the farm four years later, after receiving education in the electric field.
News Iceland » Akureyri: 10 incredible ways to see Iceland
explores both south and north Iceland via an intrepid bus journey taking the Kjölur route, an off-the-beaten track that meanders through the inner section of the country from the highlands to Akureyri - perfect for those who wish to see Iceland's interior ...
News Iceland » Akureyri: Icelandair Celebrates the Addition of Its New Boeing 737 MAX and Inspires Passengers to Capture Stunning Aerial Shots From 22,000 Feet
All Icelandair planes are named after Icelandic volcanoes or areas of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. The new Boeing 737 MAX 8, named Jokulsarlon, took a special flight to Akureyri where Icelandair was founded in 1937, from the air, passengers were ...