Nicknamed the “Capitol of the North,” Akureyri is the second biggest city in Iceland, with an population of about 18,000 (including surrounding neighborhoods). It is situated on one of the longest fjords in the country, and boasts a mild climate with temperatures up to 25 Celsius in the summer, despite being only 60km south of the Arctic Circle. Two observations from my stay: there is a huge amount of arts and culture for such a small city (but such is typical of Iceland), and I was really surprised by how many trees were in the city. Iceland is known for it’s sparse, small, almost shrublike trees, but Akureyri felt more like a mainland European country. I took these pictures somewhere around midnight during my three day stay in mid June. It was as if the midnight sun was showing off what it could do. Mmmm.
[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland]