Akureyri trumps as Lonely Planet’s European hotspot

In a press release Tom Hall said that Akureyri tops the list thanks to its easy-going atmosphere combined with an urban buzz, while also providing a great base for exploring north Iceland's green pastures, fishing villages and waterfalls, not to mention glimpsing awe-inspiring glaciers, volcanoes and lava fields.

Although Akureyri has only 18,000 residents, it is Iceland's second-biggest city after the capital of Reykjavik. It sits on Iceland's lesser-visited northern coast, surrounded by mountain peaks and nearby activities for tourists include cross-country skiing, fishing and whale- and bird-watching.

We are very proud and welcome anyone that visits Akureyri.

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