Eyafjordur is the longest fjord in Iceland. It is located in the central north of the country, near the second most populous region of Iceland. The fjord is long and narrow, it measures 60 km from mouth to bottom. The fjord is surrounded by hills and mountains on both sides but the mountains are considerably taller on the west side, in the mountain range of the Tröllaskagi peninsula.
The largest town by far is Akureyri, other settlements in the region are: Dalvík, Ólafsfjörður, Hrísey, Árskógssandur, Hauganes, Hjalteyri, Hrafnagil, Svalbarðseyri and Grenivík. The island of Hrísey in the middle of Eyjafjörður is the second largest island of the coast of Iceland and often referred to as "The Pearl of Eyjafjörður".
Things to See and Do
* Akureyri museum
* Botanical gardens - Lystigarðurinn
* Town Centre
* Listagilið ("the art canyon")
Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Population – 24,000 approx (Greater Reykjavik area)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code + 354
Akureyri Airport, one of four international airports in Iceland and the only international airport in the north of the country, was constructed in 1955 replacing the airstrip at Melgerdismelar further to the south. The current airport is mostly used for domestic flights, with seasonal scheduled international flights. Air Iceland flies several times a day to Reykjavík, and there are also flights to Grimsey, Vopnafjörður and Þórshöfn.
Buses between Reykjavík and Akureyri are operated by Sterna, while buses from Egilsstaðir and various other towns to the east of Akureyri are operated by SBA.
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