With population of around 17000 people Akureyri might sound like a small town but it is called the northern Capital of Iceland. This City with its diverse nature is a haven for tourist, offering a wide range of activities from sight-seeing, cruise ship tours, whale watching, hiking, mountain trekking to a spree of cultural exhibitions, music concerts and folk festivals all year round. At the edge of the most beautiful fjords of Iceland with its scenic nature of snowcapped mountains and breathtaking beaches Akureyri is also ideal for tranquil and laid back vacations.
Summer is a very eventful season, where there are many types of festivals and fun-filled activities taking place in Akureyri. Most famous among them is the Akureyri Celebrations of Town Rights. As the name suggests this is the anniversary of the city for receiving the Municipal rights and is held at the end of August every year. Another festival is “Ein med ollu” which means “One with everything” is a family oriented festival including fun pack activities. Other festivals include The Arctic Handcraft and Design, Summer Art Festival, The Dalvík Fish Festival where everyone is invited to enjoy a free seafood buffet and The Medieval festival in beautiful countryside of Gasir.
This makes the summer season the best time to visit Akureyri however; merely reading about this enthralling city and its amazing festivals doesn’t nearly do enough justice, you have to be in that fun loving crowed to experience the true soul of the city. We at red apple apartments can provide amazing and affordable apartments in Akureyri to make you feel like it’s your home town. Whether you wish to visit in the summers to view the celebrations of the town along with adventurous hiking tours, or decide to go for skiing in winters along with enjoying the towns Christmas and New Year celebrations Red Apple Apartments is there to serve you.