Akureyri

July 2001

Welcome to our humble website that covers the nice, long week-end trip to Akureyri that Olafur Reynir, Maria, Joakim and I took last summer. Enjoy the show!

Akureyri, dominated by its fine cathedral, is the capital of northern Iceland, the Noršurland. Of the region's 21,000 inhabitants, about 15,000 live in or near Akureyri, where the main sources of employment are agriculture, fishing and industry.

Even though the region is barely 100 km from the Arctic Circle, the weather is surprisingly mild for this latitude - a factor that contributes to the Eyjafjöršur's value as an important ice-free haven all year round.