Iceland

Iceland: Akureyri

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Akureyri is beautiful!!!! I love it and I want to come back here for at least a week. It is the second largest urban area outside of Reykjavik, with a population of around 18,ooo. It is situated in north-east Iceland, in the longest fjord in the country – Eyjafjörður.

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The town is a very popular tourist destination, a cruise ship comes here almost everyday in summertime.

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One of the most beautiful landmarks of Akueyri is its church, designed by renowned architect Guðjón Samúelsson (he also designed the cathedral in Reykjavik. It is a Lutheran church.

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Akureyri is located 80 km south of the Arctic Circle and the temperature today is 20 degrees Celsius.

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The most beautiful house I found in this town:

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An interesting fact about Akureyri:

All over Akureyri, you will find hearts-in the traffic lights, in the windows in people’s homes and other peculiar places. The hearts appeared following the financial crash of 2008, when there was a need for positive thinking and to put emphasis on what really matters.

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Even the red traffic lights are in the shape of hearts.

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3 Comments

  1. Chandra & Marek
    August 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    Wow these pictures are incredible!! And I bet they don’t do the country justice in its beauty – definitely on the list to see with my own eyes one day! :)

    • August 20, 2016 at 3:51 am — Reply

      I am sure you will see all this with your own eyes Chandra, it’s worth it. Thank you for all your comments.

  2. Bozena Stoch
    August 21, 2016 at 10:24 am — Reply

    Slicznie.

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