Eyjafjarðarsÿsla Travel Guide

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    The beautiful church in the city center
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Vík

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Akureyri

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Hrísey

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Grímsey

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Litli-Árskógssandur

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Vík

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  • Dyrholaey

    Vík Things to Do

    This cliff is 110 meters tall and it have a shape of arch and it is so big that boat can go inside it!!! So it explain the name of Dyrholaey: Island-hill of the door". On the cliff there is a nice lighthouse.

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  • Hofdabrekka

    Vík Hotels

    Hofgabrekka is a very good hotel located abou 5 km far from the town of Vik and it is locateded in a...

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  • Reynisdrangur

    Vík Things to Do

    Reynisdrangur are 3 tall rocks call Skessudrangar, Landdrangar and Langhamrar and birds fly over them! The most high tall rock is 60 meters.

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Akureyri

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  • Akureyrarkirkja - outside

    Akureyri Things to Do

    The outside of the churchThe landmark of Akureyri is without a doubt the Lutheran church Akyreyrarkirkja.Located on top of a hill, it overlooks the town and the fjord.If you want to go to the church, you'll have to climb over 100 steps (forgot to count them all).After climbing all these stairs, don’t forget to turn around and look out over the...

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  • Hotel Akureyri

    Akureyri Hotels

    Hafnarstraeti 67, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Inside Akureyrarkirkja

    Akureyri Things to Do

    The inside of the churchThis church doesn't only have an impressive outside, the inside is also very much worth a visit.When we were visiting in April 2013, we wanted to have a look at the inside of the church. To our big surprise it was closed solid. Closeby there was something that looked like a tourist office, so we went inside. There were some...

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Hrísey

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  • Hríseyjarkirkja

    Hrísey Things to Do

    The Hrísey Church is quite interesting to look at from the outside. Enjoy the wooden structure along with its striking backdrop. Unfortunately, the church was locked when we visited. Perhaps you'll have better luck and be able to view the interior. Given the fine weather, we didn't mind all that much staying outside...

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  • Hvatastaðir

    Hrísey Things to Do

    Along the hiking trail, you can see the remnants of an ancient farm. While no record exists of when this farm was actually active, a record from 1712 indicates the farm had been abandoned "a long time ago..." Obviously, erosion has taken its toll over the centuries, and what's left of the foundation is partially submerged. It's still amazing to...

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  • Borgarbrík

    Hrísey Things to Do

    While this looks like the ruins of an old building, it is actually a natural formation. Borgarbrík, or "Castle Rock," is actually an example of a volcanic dike. An impressive group of basalt columns along with a spectacular backdrop.

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Grímsey

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  • Flights to Grimsey

    Grímsey Transportation

    Scheduled flights to Grimsey operate from Akureyri in Northern Iceland. Flying over the dramatic mountains, glaciers and fiords is truly a worthwhile experience. Flugfelag Islands offers scheduled flights. For schedules, online bookings and prices visit the web page below.

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  • Ferry to Grimsey

    Grímsey Transportation

    The Grimsey Ferry Saefari offers an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy a trip through the Eyjafjordur Bay, the view along the north coast and the possibility of spotting a variety of birds, seals and whales. Among the interesting areas on the way are Hrisey, the second largest island of the country, Olafsfjordur, a town on a fjord by the same name...

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  • Puffins

    Grímsey Things to Do

    The island is home to the "Penguin of the North". This stunning bird can be seen in the thousands either sitting on their "homes" or swimming in the sea. The Atlantic Puffin is 28–34 centimeters in length, with a 50–60 cm wingspan. The male is generally slightly larger than the female, but they are colored alike. This bird is mainly black above and...

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Litli-Árskógssandur

  • Bus from Akureyri

    Litli-Árskógssandur Transportation

    If you don't have a car, it's a bit complicated to get around this sparsely-populated region of Iceland. You can, however, take the TREX bus to Árskógssandur, which coincides with the ferry to Hrísey. Beware: the 17:00 ferry is normally the last to connect with a bus in Árskógssandur (departing at 17:15). You also must call TREX buses in advance...

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  • Ferry to Hrísey

    Litli-Árskógssandur Transportation

    The ferry "Sævar" departs from Árskógssandur to the island of Hrísey regularly. Travel time is around 15 minutes.As of June 2007, departure times from Árskógssandur were 9:30, 11:30, and 13:30 -- then hourly until 19:30 -- and every two hours thereafter until 23:30. Departures from Hrísey were 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 -- then hourly until 19:00 -- and...

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  • Fish Delivery

    Litli-Árskógssandur Local Customs

    In addition to ferrying locals and tourists between Árskógssandur and Hrísey, the ferry Sævar also serves a valuable function of ferrying cargo. It carries many animals back and forth as well (Hrísey is the pet quarantine center of Iceland), but in this case, we observed a number of fresh fish packed in ice being unloaded. Undoubtedly, these Hrísey...

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