Dancing along the edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland probably sounds pretty cold! Surprisingly, this area experiences some of the mildest temperatures in the country and offers a huge spectrum of scenery to explore, from the soft and gentle to the awesomely spectacular. Rich in history and wildlife, with amazing volcanic landscapes, unusual museums, a wealth of antique farms, fjords and saga sites, it’s no wonder the region was recently named a top European destination by Lonely Planet!
North Iceland is home to the unexpectedly lush Jokulsargljufur area, the northern section of Vatnajokull National Park including Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. On Skjalfandi Bay, Husavik has established itself as Europe’s main whale watching mecca with the superb harbor-side Whale Museum and sightings of rare species like the blue whale. The Skagafjordur district, with its green valleys and ancient mountain ranges, is the traditional heart of horse breeding in Iceland and boasts many historical sites from the classic Sagas.
The Midnight Sun is an extraordinary spectacle in these northern latitudes and during Northern Lights season, the magnificent vistas are made even more theatrical by the glow of Aurora Borealis. Seasonal delights include golf under the Midnight Sun at the world's northernmost 18-hole course in Akureyri, taking to the slopes at one of eight skiing areas, snowmobiling, horse trekking, super-jeep excursions, white-water rafting and hiking on along the rugged coastline. Dancing along the edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland probably sounds pretty cold! Surprisingly, this area experiences some of the mildest temperatures in the country and offers a huge spectrum of scenery to explore, from the soft and gentle to the awesomely spectacular. Rich in history and wildlife, with amazing volcanic landscapes, unusual museums, a wealth of antique farms, fjords and saga sites, it’s no wonder the region was recently named a top European destination by Lonely Planet!
Akureyri, 45 minutes by air or a five-hour drive from Reykjavik, is a natural base for travelers with a whole world of nature right on its doorstep.
Dalvik is one of the many seaside towns in Iceland; a true fishing village located in the eastern part of Tröllaskagi Peninsula. The harbour in town is a large fishing an ...
The small island of Grimsey has a unique claim to fame as it is the only point in Iceland that crosses the Arctic Circle, at 66°N latitude.
The fishing hamlet of Hofsós, halfway up Skagafjörður’s eastern shore, is perhaps mostly linked with Iceland's emigrants to North America.
Located 15 minutes by ferry from Iceland’s northern coast in Eyafjordur Fjord, Hrisey Island is not only remote geographically but has less than 200 inhabitants.
Set along the eastern shore of Skjalfandi Bay, Husavik is a delightful town that has come into its own as a tourism destination in recent years.
Located in a fertile valley along the southwestern shore of Skagafjordur Fjord, lies the friendly coastal town of Saudarkrokur
This modern, upscale Edda Hotel has a total of 204 rooms of which 132 are Plus rooms with en-suite bathrooms in the new building wing.
The hotel is located near the downtown area and a 2-minute walk to the local geothermal pool.
Located in a converted farmhouse that has been in the same family for more than 100 years, visitors can experience the peaceful nature found in this scenic river valley a ...
Daeli (Holiday Farm since 1988) offers a variety of accommodation and activities for both groups and the individual traveller
Staying at the well-managed Gigur Hotel on Lake Myvatn's southern shore yields spectacular views, particularly from the large windows in the dining room which serves dele ...
Hofsstadir Guesthouse: this family-run accommodation is conveniently located in the centre northern Iceland in Skagafjordur region by road no. 76.
Holar is a popular tourist destination thanks to its many attractions, notably the beautiful nature and its important role in Iceland's history.
Guesthouse Narfastadir is at road nr. 1 in Reykjadalur valley 5 km. south of the small village Laugar and close to lake Myvatn and the whale watching capital Husavik.
The hotel has 27 double rooms, 7 single rooms and 2 family rooms, all with a private en-suite bathroom, a TV and a high-speed internet connection.
Skjaldarvik guesthouse has 27 comfortable rooms that vary in size and layout.
The area around Hotel Edda Storu Tjarnir has some of the most popular tourist attractions in northern Iceland, including Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful cascade.