Northeastern Region

Akureyri is the district capital of "Norðurland eystra". It is Iceland's fourth-largest city with approx. 18.900 citizens (Jan. 2019) following Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur.

With it's important ice-free port and fishing industry, Akureyri is often called "Capital of northern Iceland".

Together with South-Iceland and Reykjanes peninsula, the northeastern region is the most intensive geothermal area.

The small island of Grímsey is located 40 km north of Iceland's coast and belongs to Norðurland eystra, too. It is the northernmost inhabited area of ​​Iceland and the only part of the country that touches the arctic circle. (Population: approx. 100 inhabitants)

The total population number of Norðurland eystra is approx. 30.600 (Jan. 2019).

Akureyri / Population 18.925 (January 2019)

Akureyrarkirkja / compl. in 1940 / G. Samúelsson

Icelandic Formula Offroad "Greifatorfæran 2014" Bílaklúbbur Akureyrar

Laufás (Eyjafjörður) / built in the middle of 19th century / inhabited until 1936 by a priest

Goðafoss

Aldeyjarfoss

Mývatn

Dimmuborgir

Hverfjall (420 m)

Námaskarð

Krafla (818 m)

Kröflustöð - Steam tap at Krafla geothermal power plant

Húsavík / Population 2.323 (January 2019)

Former fishing boat now used as whale watching boat

Mink Whale "Anna Runa"

Hvalasafnið á Húsavík / Húsavík Whale Museum

Ystafell Transportation Museum (...best regards and many thank's to Sverrir!)

Mercedes Benz Unimog 401 (1955) imported by Mercedes dealer "Ræsir" to Iceland

Ásbyrgi

Rauðhólar (Jökulsárgljúfur)

Dettifoss

Víti (Askja) / Dyngjufjöll / Öskjuvatn

Vatnajökull