Informazioni su Eyjafjörður

Puffins are residents of Eyjafjordur from May to September.

Eyjafjörður is a fjord in North Iceland, over 70 kilometres (47 miles) in length from the mouth to the bottom of the fjord.

Explore the North of Iceland on a tour of Myvatn or a trip from Akureyri.

Features of Eyjafjörður

There are high mountains on both sides, the highest being Kerling at 1538 metres (5046 feet).

The capital of the North, Akureyri (ca. 18,000 inhabitants), lies at the bottom of the fjord. There is a wealth of culture in the town, with many museums, galleries, and the world’s northernmost botanical gardens.

Five smaller fishing villages scatter the shores, and there are many farms inland. Agriculture, fisheries and tourism are the driving industries of the fjord’s economy.

Wildlife in Eyjafjörður

Eyjafjörður has a wealth of wildlife due to its fertile waters. As such, it is one of the best places in the country for whale watching and puffin watching.

Throughout summer, whale-watching tour operators often boast one hundred percent sightseeing rates. The most common species are Humpbacks, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises, but Orcas, Blue and Fin Whales are often spotted too.

Puffins nest on the islands of Eyjafjörður throughout the summer months, and many boat tours go out to see them shuffling on the rocks, flying overhead and fishing in the waters.

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Attrazioni nelle vicinanze Eyjafjörður

Hrísey

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Smiley.toerist Hrísey is an island in the fjord Eyjafjörður of north Iceland of around 200 people. Widely hai...

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Ólafsfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Michal Gorski. Ólafsfjörður is a town in North Iceland with a population of approximately 785 people. ...

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Dalvík

Dalvík is a village within the municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð in North Iceland, with a population of approximately 1,400 people.  The municipality o...

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Árskógssandur

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Bromr Árskógssandur is a small community in north Iceland, nestled against the fjord Eyjafjörður. L...

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Hauganes

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Allihjelm. Hauganes is a village, located within fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland with a population o...

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Grenivík

Grenivik is a fishing village of about 300 people in the fjord Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. It has many attractions nearby and is near to some of the...

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Strýtur

The Strytur in are giant submarine geothermal silica cones that rise like towers from the seafloor at Ystuvik and Arnarnes in the fjord Eyjafjordur in...

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Svarfadardalur

Svarfaðardalur is a wide, fertile and densely populated valley in North Iceland, dotted with quintessential farmsteads, gurgling streams and surrounde...

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Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður is a town of about 1,300 people, located in North Iceland. It is the northernmost town of the mainland. The best way to visit the tow...

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Laufás

Image credit: Regina Hronn Laufás is a turf house located in north Iceland. It is approximately 20 minute’s drive from the ‘Capital of the North’, Ak...

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Tröllaskagi

Tröllaskagi is a dramatic peninsula in north Iceland, renowned for its enormous mountains and high population of Icelandic horses. Explore this are...

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Hjalteyri

Hjalteyri is a community of around 40 people, located on the western shores of Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. Until the early 20th century it was one...

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Skjalfandafljot

Skjálfandafljót is a glacier river that has its source at Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. It is 180 kilometres long, making it the fourth-l...

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Svalbarðseyri

Svalbarðseyri is a village of approximately 245 inhabitants in the North Icelandic district of Svalbarðsströnd. Explore this area on a self drive tou...

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Fnjóskadalur

Fnjoskadalur is a valley in South-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. It is home to Vaglaskogur, the country's largest birch forest. The b...

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Drekagil

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Pjt56 Drekagil is a canyon located in North Iceland. Its name translates to Dragon Gully, due to the impre...

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Akureyri Christmas House

The Akureyri Christmas House, or Jólahúsið, is a shop and tourist attraction by the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. For Sale at the Akureyri Ch...

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Akureyri

Akureyri, ‘The Capital of the North’ is a town in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland. It lies just 100 kilometres (62 miles) away from the Arc...

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Hof Cultural and Conference Centre

The Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, also known as Menningarhúsið Hof, is a beautiful building and attraction in the capital of north Iceland, Ak...

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Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyrarkirkja, of Akureyri Church, is a Lutheran church in the town Akureyri in North Iceland. It is one of the town’s most distinctive landmarks....

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