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Best of North Iceland July 25 – August 1

By Staff

  • Eyjafjörður fjord, North Iceland, bathed in the midnight sun. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

This is the North Iceland section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


Free concert
A concert takes place in Hof Cultural Centre in Akureyri tomorrow, Saturday July 26th. Musicians on board a Kikrer Holidays cruise ship will jump ship for one night and perform in Hof. The concert begins at 6 pm and entrance is free of charge. The musicians will perform work by Schumann, Weber and Debussy, to name a few.  

Visit the circus
The only circus in Iceland will be performing in Akureyri until August 2nd. Sirkus Íslands offers three different shows; “Heima er best” is a family show, “S.I.R.K.U.S.” is aimed at the youngest generation and then there is “Skinnsemi”, a show for adults only.
Tickets can be purchased on

Watch the midnight sun
“Watch the midnight sun from the panoramic viewpoint at Hafnarbrekka. From there you have a magnificent view over Öxarfjörður fjord and Kelduhverfi moorland.”
Recommended by Guðríður Baldvinsdóttir who lives on the farm Lón II.

Town festival in Húsavík
Mærudagar is the name of an annual town festival taking place in Húsavík, North Iceland. Among the many activities taking place all over town during the weekend are parades, jumping castles for the kids, concerts and various exhibitions.

Stuffed birds and polar bears
The Museum of Natural History in Ólafsfjörður, North Iceland, is well worth a visit. The museum boasts of a great collection of specimens and artifacts and includes a collection of eggs, stuffed birds, an imitation of a fox‘s lair and a stuffed polar bear.
The museum is open from June 1st until August 31st between 2 pm and 5 pm. Closed on Mondays.


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