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Eyjafjordur

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This mountainous peninsula sits between two fjords, Eyjafjörður to its east and Skagafjörður to its west. Tröllaskagi has several peaks that reach heights of over 900 meters (2,953 feet), earning this region the distinction of having the highest...
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Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Eyjafjörður is an excellent location for whale-watching, with whales congregating in the sheltered waters of the fjord. It is not uncommon to see a family or pod of whales traveling together along the length of the fjord. Keep an eye out for...
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Eyjafjörður is a birder’s paradise, home to more than 30 species of birds. According to a count in 2003 by local wildlife officials, among the species found here are arctic terns, black-headed gulls, herring gulls, lesser black-backed gulls, mew...
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The white-beaked dolphin, easily recognizable by its creamy white nose, can often be seen playing in the waters of Eyjafjörður. These acrobatic animals will often ride on the bow wave of boats, sometimes jumping clear above the surface of the...
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To the southwest of Akureyri, Súlur mountain is easily spotted from the decks of passing ships as it rises above the town to a height of 1,213 meters (3,980 feet). The mountain has twin summits, both made mainly of light rhyolite, a volcanic rock...