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Designed by state architect Guðjón Samúelsson and consecrated in 1940, this Lutheran church enjoys a privileged position on a hill in the center of Akureyri. Famed for its striking stained-glass windows—one of which once belonged to Coventry...
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Þjóðvegur, Reykjahlidh, Iceland
Lake Mývatn is an unusually scenic body of water that covers some 14 square miles of the land east of Akureyri. This is one of the most striking regions in Iceland: The lake’s surrounded by a jaw-dropping landscape of...
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Iceland
This isolated island, located about 40 kilometers off Iceland’s coast, represents the country's northernmost point and is the only part of Iceland crossed by the Arctic Circle. If you visit in summer (until around late July), you won’t see the sun...
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Arts Alley is the nickname given to the cluster of cultural and artistic institutions that line Kaupvangsstræti. Here you'll find the Akureyri Art Museum, which is full of interesting artifacts relating to the area's cultural history. Also keeping...
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Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland
The meaning of the name Goðafoss ("Waterfall of the Gods") gives a pretty good indication of how this natural site has been regarded throughout Icelandic history. Located between Akureyri and Mývatn, it is without a doubt one of the country's most...