Cities and Towns
in Iceland

Akureyri

North of Iceland

- Capital of the north -   Akureyri was first mentioned in 1562, when a sentence was passed on a woman who had bedded a man without being in possession of a marriage certificate. Th...

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Blonduos

North of Iceland

Blonduos - By the river Blanda -   The town of Blönduós is the largest urban area at Húnaflói. The oldest shop in Blönduós was named Möll...

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Dalvik

North of Iceland

Dalvik - Skiing, swimming -   Nature The mountains of Tröllaskagi (“Trolls’ Headland” – between Eyjafjörður and Skagafj...

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Eyjafjordur

North of Iceland

The town of Akureyri, with its population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants, is the administrative, transportation and commercial centre of North Iceland. The town is snugly sheltered by the mounta...

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Grenivik

North of Iceland

Grenivik - Enjoy the beauty of nature -   Grenivik is a typical fishing village on the east side of Eyjafjordur, about 45 km north of Akureyri, is an old settlement place. It i...

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Grimsey

North of Iceland

Grimsey - The Island pearl in the north -   Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland. It has an area of 5,3 km² and is situated 41 km north of the m...

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Hofsos

North of Iceland

Hofsos - Full of history -   Hofsós is one of the oldest trading centers in Iceland. In the old village surrounding the harbour many of the houses have been reno...

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Hrisey

North of Iceland

Hrisey - The pearl of Eyjafjordur -   Hrisey lies in the outward reaches of Eyjafjordur and is the second largest island in Iceland, coming after Heimaey. It also comes second ...

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Husavik

North of Iceland

Husavik - Perfect center for tourism -   The Husavikurbaer municipality of 2.500 inhabitants, consits of Husavik  town on the peninsula Tjornes and further south the agr...

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Hvammstangi

North of Iceland

Hvammstangi - Feel the sea -   Hvammstangi is the most densely populated area in the west Húnaþing County. It is a service centre for the surrounding neighb...

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Kopasker

North of Iceland

Kopasker - Great sandy beaches -   This village is situated on the eastern side of the big Oxarfiord Bay. Its existence is based on services rendered to the agricultu...

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Laugaland

North of Iceland

Laugaland v Laugaland actually comprises two farms, Outer and Southern Laugaland, in Eyjafjordur County.  An elementary school has been operated there since 1950 and nowadays a ...

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Laugar

North of Iceland

Laugar is a school centre in Valley Reykjadalur, founded in 1924. A domestic science school started in 1928. Nowadays the school activities concentrate on a business college education.  D...

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Myvatn

North of Iceland

Myvatn - Nature at its finest - Lake Myvatn is an area in Iceland, renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation possibilities - offering magnificent landscape together w...

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Olafsfjordur

North of Iceland

Olafsfjordur Fjallabyggd municipality came into being as an administrative unit when Ólafsfjördur community and Siglufjördur municipality were united in 2006. The populati...

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Raufarhofn

North of Iceland

Raufarhofn - The northernmost village in Iceland -   This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing, fish processing and commerce are the main bases o...

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Saudarkrokur

North of Iceland

Saudarkrokur - Culture, drama and music -   Saudarkrokur is the largest urban area in Skagafjordur with a population of around 2700 people. There you can find a primary...

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Siglufjordur

North of Iceland

Siglufjordur      Siglufjordur is the northernmost town in Iceland, located at the foot of towering mountains on the shore of a small fjord bearing the same name. Fishing ...

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Thorshofn

North of Iceland

Thorshofn - Rare plantlife -   This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836. It has a good, natural harbour and the inhabitants base their livelihoo...

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Varmahlid

North of Iceland

Varmahlid     Varmahlíð is a small centre of services for the rural community, is located by Ring Road No. 1, helping it to serve a great number of tour...

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