Akureyri is a town in the northern part of the Republic of Iceland. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was a site for Allied units during World War II.
The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are one of the most spectacular and beautiful of nature's phenomena. What could be better than viewing these impressive natural wonders in the realm of Europe's largest glaciers?