Hjalteyri lies on the western shore of Eyjafjörður and in the early 20th century, used to be one of the centres of the herring industry. Today there is an experimental fish farm in Hjalteyri that hatches halibut. Art exhibitions and performances in the old herring factory have become popular.
Akureyri - www.visitakureyri.is/en
Akureyri bustles with life all year round. The town’s 18,000 residents make it the most highly populated town by far outside the capital city area. It is an entrepreneurial and service centre for the whole of North Iceland. It is also a town built on a firm foundation of culture and education. Akureyri is a popular tourist destination for foreigners as well as domestic travellers. The town itself has much to offer, e.g. all kinds of services, activities, nightlife and recreational areas – all within the municipal boundaries. The town lies in the centre of North Iceland and is close to many well known tourist destinations and natural wonders in the north.
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