Traveling from Akureyri with Iceland Photo Travel


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Akureyri is located at on the west side of the inland end of the fjord Eyjafjörður. Akureyri is Iceland’s second city and located on the northern side of the country. Lonely Planet: Akureyri is Best Place in Europe 2015 “The respected travel guide, Lonely Planet has presented its top ten European destinations of the year, with capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, coming out in number one spot..

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Iceland Northern Lights

Auroras frequently appear either as a diffuse glow or as "curtains" that extend approximately in the east–west direction. At some times, they form "quiet arcs"; at others, they evolve and change constantly. These are called "active aurora". The most distinctive and brightest are the curtain-like auroral arcs. Each curtain consists of many parallel rays, each lined up with the local direction of the magnetic field, consistent with auroras being shaped by Earth's magnetic field. In situ particle measurements confirm that auroral electrons are guided by the geomagnetic field, and spiral around them while moving toward Earth.

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Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area

Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area. Approximately 90 kilometres east of Akureyri is Mývatn, Iceland’s fourth largest lake which was most likely formed by a catastrophic volcanic eruption some 2300 years ago. The area is still very volcanically active, the Krafla volcano being close by, its last eruption taking place in 1984. The lake is rich with birdlife, and its surroundings are composed of many of Iceland's most precious natural marvels. Unique and unusually shaped lava-formations make up the mystical Dimmuborgir (Dark cities), where, according to legend, Satan himself landed after being cast from the heavens, only to be outlawed by the local light-elves who then turned his “Catacombs of Hell” into their capital city.

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