Biggi's guide to the North

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Biggi's guide to the North

Things to see, eat and do in the city of the North

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Things to relax in

Relaxing Hot tubs everywhere

Image - Bjórböðin - SPA & Restaurant
Bjórböðin - SPA & Restaurant
Birgir Olafsson:A 20-minute drive outside Akureyri. The beer bath is a must-see destination in the North, relax in hot beer and have a cold beer.
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Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
Birgir Olafsson:Located in Húsavík, a 60-minute drive from Akureyri. Hot salted sea water pumped into pools with spectacular views over pure nature.
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Mývatn Nature Baths
Birgir Olafsson:One of my favorite places in the North to watch Northern lights while soaking in hot water. Excellent baths also during summer.
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Sundlaug Akureyrar
Birgir Olafsson:Akureyri Local Swimming pool. Two pools with 5 different hot tubs, water slides and sunbaths during summer. Located near downtown.
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Things to Do

Things to do in Akureyri

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Birgir Olafsson:A fun little family tour company in a village a few minutes from Akureyri. Kayak in the fjord, listen to nature and maybe see some whales.
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Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
Birgir Olafsson:Want to see big animals, then whale watching from Akureyri is a good bet. They also have a really good success rate. Take a look.
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Botanical Garden Akureyri
Birgir Olafsson:The northern most Botanical Garden in the world. Walk around, enjoy nature and take pictures. Located near Downtown.
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Græni hatturinn
Birgir Olafsson:Looking for live music, then this is the place to go to in the north. Small local bands to big Icelandic bands fight to play this venue.

Things to Eat

Places to eat in Akureyri

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Birgir Olafsson:If you are looking for something healthy to eat, then this place is for you. With plenty of salad options for you to choose from.
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Birgir Olafsson:Fancy a hamburger, this place has a good variety of burgers for you, plus steaks. Only open for Lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.
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Sushi Corner
Birgir Olafsson:Quick and simple sushi train. Hungry, grab some sushi take-away or sit down and eat in.
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Birgir Olafsson:A little place off the beaten path, located in a small mall a few minutes from Downtown Akureyri. A Local Pizza Place.
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Daddi's Pizza
Birgir Olafsson:Going to Lake Mývatn then Daddi's Pizza is a must see and eat destination. Maybe the best Pizza in the North.

Wonderguide map

  1. Bjórböðin - SPA & Restaurant
  2. Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
  3. Mývatn Nature Baths
  4. Sundlaug Akureyrar
  5. CapeTours
  6. Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
  7. Botanical Garden Akureyri
  8. Græni hatturinn
  9. Salatsjoppan
  10. T-Bone
  11. Sushi Corner
  12. Sprettur-Inn
  13. Daddi's Pizza

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