After visiting Akureyri a few years ago during my road trip around all of Iceland with my friend Sari, I can say I agree with this article – Akureyri is a great town, in an amazing location. During my time there, I stayed with friend Joseph, and explored the city center. Looking forward to going back sometime soon! Trip notes from Iceland, around the Akureyri area: Blönduós To Akureyri Akureyri to Myvatn My favorite travel blog, Gadling published last week this list of five awesome things about Akureyri: Akureyri is Iceland’s second city. It’s not Iceland’s second largest city in terms of population – that honor goes to Kópavogur just south of Reyjkavík – but it is the country’s second city in cultural terms. Akureyri may have just 18,000 residents but with its range of tourist facilities, restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and cultural institutions, it possesses a certain urban atmosphere. 1. The city’s core 2. Hof 3. Northern lights 4. Kjarnaskógur Forest 5. Flóra Five Exciting Things About Icelands Second City | Gadling.com.