Storholt Youth Hostel Akureyri

Address: Storholt 1, Akureyri, IS-600, Iceland | Hostel
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    Travel Blogs from Akureyri


    A travel blog entry by jollyskiem on Sep 26, 2014

    11 photos

    ... 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

    2 comments, 11 photos

    ... 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 ...

    The slow road to Akureyri

    A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Jul 28, 2013

    63 photos

    ... had en suites; here, in the biggest place thus far (I'd guess about 20 rooms) there are only shared bathrooms but they are close enough to our room and very clean, so it shouldn't be a problem. We'll just have to dress decently for bed so as to avoid causing fear and panic in the other residents when we get up for 4am pees!!

    We had a very convivial breakfast at Hof this morning, with Verina, Eline and Jon, and when Elina went off to her horse show and Jon to ...

    A Hot Day in Akureyri

    A travel blog entry by paula.lupkin on Jul 23, 2013

    32 photos

    Akureyri is the second largest city in Iceland and the largest on the northern side of the island, with a tiny airport, a major cathedral, and a famous botanical gardens. We stopped there last year but went on a tour of the countryside around Lake Myvatn. This time we explored the city itself, which had an old port area, a strong tourist core, an "old town," and a bit of suburban sprawl. The highlight is the church, ...