{iceland} ring road day 6

February 21, 2017

Husavik and Akureyri are probably the most populated cities in northern Iceland. In fact, Akureyri is so large (by Icelandic standards) that it’s considered the northern capital. This means nothing because it’s really still just a tiny town, but anyway. The first half of the day we spent in Husavik in hopes of spotting some whales off the northern coast of Iceland. Of course this didn’t happen, but I ended up finding some beautiful wildflowers and snow-capped mountains instead, which made the drive up totally worth it.

In Akureyri, we got a bit of a respite from all the traveling and driving and had a chance to walk around this northern capital city, taking in the beautiful flowers in the Akureyri Botanical Garden, sipping Icelandic coffee and crumbly pastries, and taking fun pictures with giant troll statues. Many Icelandic people believe in folklore that incorporates trolls, elves, and other magical creatures that inhabit this magical land.

Read more about our Iceland adventures here: ring road day 1ring road day 2ring road day 3ring road day 4ring road day 5

The sixth Icelandic photo adventure:

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