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Iceland , Tuesday 23 January 2018

News Iceland » Akureyri: Iceland’s remote Deplar Farm delights heli-skiers and adventurers

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

From Reykjavik it was a short flight on Air Iceland to Akureyri, a town of 20,000 on the Troll Peninsula. Akureyri has a small ski resort with a vertical drop of about 1,500 feet. But I was destined for the mountains above the Fljot Valley, where schussers ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: Akureyri: why Iceland's second city is well worth a visit

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Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Maybe you’ve done it before. Maybe you want to avoid the endless stream of coaches clogging up car parks. Or maybe you just want to do something a little bit different. Enter Akureyri. Iceland’s second-largest city is now far more accessible, following ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: No serious injuries as public transit bus blown off the Ring Road in W. Iceland

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Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Only one passenger suffered minor injuries in the accident. The bus was coming from Akureyri in North Iceland to Reykjavík when the accident took place. The cause of the accident is not clear, but a spokesman for Strætó told the local newspaper ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: In Iceland, food is a challenge, not a meal

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Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

He’d been my guide the night before in this small northern town of Akureyri. We’d spent a lovely evening chasing the aurora borealis in his SUV, listening to the glockenspiels, tambourines, bowed guitars and falsettos that loom so large in Iceland’s ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: The “fat bikes”taking cycling adventures to the ends of the earth

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

and only 2in smaller than the nose-gear tyres of the 107ft-long Dash-8 propeller plane that whisked me from Reykjavik to the fjord town of Akureyri, the gateway to Iceland’s secluded north. The volcanic terrain near Lake Mývatn – a darkly atmospheric ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: Direct International Flights to North Iceland Begin

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

British Travel Agency Super Break has become the first company to offer direct international flights to Akureyri, North Iceland, from the UK, RÚV reports. Around 2400 British travellers are expected on the route in the next two months. The first flight on ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: Video Exclusive: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2017

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Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Video by Miwa Sakulrat @ewmiwa on Instagram What made this year unique, aside from headliners Fleet Foxes and Mumford and Sons, was the festival’s expansion to Akureyri, a small town 380 kilometers from Reykjavik, and the capital of North Iceland.

News Iceland » Akureyri: Mexico's Los Cabos is a tale of two cities

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Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Japan's Ishigaki and Iceland's Akureyri are emerging cruise ports "to watch" this year because of their culinary and arts scenes, Susan Young writes. Another hot port is Cuba's Cienfuegos, where cruise travelers can head for such attractions as the art ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: Best cruises for 2018

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Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

but you’ll get a better feel for Iceland if you explore beyond the capital on a ship that can squeeze into the smaller ports. Azamara’s 15-night cruise from Southampton visits Isafjordur, hemmed into a long fjord by towering volcanoes; hip Akureyri, in ...

News Iceland » Akureyri: First direct flight from Cardiff to Akureyri took place today

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

The first direct flight chartered by Super Break was flown from Cardiff in Great Britain to Akureyri in North Iceland. A Boeing 737-800 landed in Akureyri at noon carrying 185 passengers. The mayor of Akureyri and Iceland's Minister of Transport were ...