By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Akureyri would be a small town of little note almost anywhere else, but here in Iceland its population of about 18,191 makes it the second largest urban area in the country, behind only the capital district of Reykjavik.
They’ve got a golf course, a bowling alley, a ski hill, a shopping mall with 35 stores, and a police force of about five officers.
Most importantly, it has an ice-free harbor which has been the source of its economy back to ancient times for fishing and trade.
Here is a bit what we saw today in ever-amazing Iceland:
All photos by Corey Sandler, 2018. All rights reserved.
Akureyri’s architecture shows strong influence from Denmark.
If you are a fan of the Belgian-French book series, “The Adventures of Tintin” you will be thrilled to realize that in the tenth volume, “The Shooting Star”, the ship Aurora stops at Akureyri.
And now us.
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