Akureyri is a city at the base of Eyjafjörður Fjord in northern Iceland. On January 1, 2015 Akureyri had a population of 18,191, and is located at Coordinates: 65°41′N 18°06′W and positioned on the west side of the inland end of the fjord Eyjafjörður.
Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
Further growth occurred after the war as the Icelandic population increasingly moved to urban areas. The area has a relatively mild climate due to geographical factors, and the town’s ice-free harbour has played a significant role in its history.
The Akureyri Botanical Gardens are a beautiful place to visit