Northeastern Region

Iceland
Namafjall showing mist or fog and a hot spring

Popular cities in Northeastern Region

Akureyri featuring a coastal town
Akureyri
Known for Northern lights, Cafes and Whale watching
Visit museums and a magnificent church and stroll leisurely in the botanical garden of what has been nicknamed “the capital of northern Iceland.”

Reasons to visit

  • Hof - Cultural Center and Conference Hall
  • Akureyri Church
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden
Myvatn Nature Baths featuring a hot spring and a luxury hotel or resort as well as a small group of people
Myvatn
Known for Lakes, Northern lights and Nature
Hike through lava fields and ascend to the rim of a volcanic crater, before relaxing in the geothermal lagoons of this extraordinary landscape.

Reasons to visit

  • Lake Myvatn
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Dimmuborgir
We never got very close, but with a good lens or binoculars you were able to see them very well. We only saw one whale, but it is the largest animal on Earth. The blue wale.
Husavik
Known for Whale watching, Ports and Tours
Explore Husavik: its whale watching, horseback riding, sailing, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Husavik Harbour
Godafoss showing a cascade and mist or fog
Laugar
Explore attractions like Godafoss and Laugavollur as you discover things to see and do in Laugar.

Reasons to visit

  • Godafoss
Siglufjörður
Siglufjörður
Known for Ports, Luxury and Mountains
Quaint Siglufjörður awaits: its mountain views, marina, food, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • The Herring Era Museum
Dalvik is a great little fishing village 30 minutes outside of Akureyri. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and even though we only saw one dolphin we had a great time. Going during the winter is a bit rough, be sure to bring lots of layers and hand warmers/feet warmers are a great idea! They gave us coveralls to wear which were extremely helpful and near the end we got hot chocolate and cookies. The last 20 minutes he let us fish and we caught 2 cod, which he grilled up for us back at the harbor. It was delicious!! The sights and views were amazing from within the fjord and I look forward to posting the pictures from my camera once I get back to the states!
Dalvik
Known for Museums, Theme parks and Marinas
Experience the museums, theme park, and monuments in Dalvik!