Storholt Youth Hostel Akureyri

Address: Storholt 1, Akureyri, IS-600, Iceland | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by jollyskiem on Sep 26, 2014

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... weather is too cold to make use of it. Akureyri is the main gateway for whale watching in the North and also has boats heading to Greenland. It would be a great place to base yourself for a few days to really explore this area but we don't have time to do much other than visit shops and the few tourist areas in the town. Tomorrow we head off back to the West of the island and, all being well, will end up at the Snæfellsnes ...

As Far North as We Will be Going

A travel blog entry by tomdart07 on Aug 19, 2014

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... failed to mention is that the OLD tunnels built to support the “Atlantic Klondike” herring fishery in the early part of the 20th century were still in use. If you understand that the traffic was mostly one way and tied to the comings and goings of the fleet, a single lane tunnel probably made a certain amount of sense. Here in the twenty-first century, however, a one lane tunnel is a true anachronism – ...

Born of Fire. Dying of Ice.

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Aug 05, 2014


... focal area for tourists travelling in the Central Highlands. A few years ago, when the Government approved construction of a hydroelectric dam against the wishes of the villagers, some time after construction had begun the villagers dynamited it. To this day, there is no dam in the Myvatn area.

That story is almost an apt segue to the the title of this blog. I think it was H.L. Mencken who coined the epigram: 'Every complex problem has a simple solution. And ...

At Sea: Akureyri to Alesund

A travel blog entry by valfinucane on Aug 27, 2013

... so brisk 2 mile walk around the Promenade Deck before going back to the cabin to get ready for the black and white dinner. We look forward to the show with singer Lisa, she doesn't disappoint, excellent programme - fantastic dress! We decide to try the Elvis impersonator sings well and is funny too. Then off to the late show of Skyfall, hour forward so bed at ...

The slow road to Akureyri

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Jul 28, 2013

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... around about. But we suppose if you are trapped inside by the weather for seven months of the year, and doing your whole year's outside work in the remaining five, painting your house or repairing a tatty fence comes pretty far down on the list of Things To Do.

What Siglufjordir does have is a venerable history as the Herring Capital of the World. In its day it apparently processed the vast majority of the world's salted herring, and the whole wharf, once 5.5km ...