Iceland and Northern Isles

 
Akureyri  

No part of Iceland is within the Arctic Circle but, just before midnight, MAGELLAN crossed 66 degrees 30 minutes North and for a few minutes sailed in the Arctic on passage to Akureyri - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Pilot Vessel SLEIPNIR escorts MAGELLAN up Eyjafjöršur is the longest fjord in Iceland - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Beyond a waterfall at the side of the fjord  is a geothermal outflow from construction works in the new tunnel  across from Akureyri at the head of Eyjafjöršur - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow  
Stern trawlers alongside in Akureyri - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Akureyri boasts an impressive port which includes a floating drydock and its landmark church is conspicuous in the city cen - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrowtre

MAGELLAN dominates the scene as we leave Akureyri and head into the mountains on the other side of Eyjafjöršur - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
After passing the Vadlaheida tunnel works we climb steadily to drive over the Vikurskard Pass which offers spectacular views looking back over the fjord - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Our destination is Gošafoss - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The Gošafoss is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Bįršardalur district of North-Central Iceland  - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Next to the bus station in Akureyri is a classic cinema - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The clientele of the nearby steak house “bloody love steak” and visitors are urged to "drink like a local" - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The pedestrianised Hafnarstraeti is the town’s main shopping street - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The basalt Akureyrarkirkja which has dominated the town since its construction in 1940 contrasts with the much more moderate and tiny St Peter’s Roman Catholic church where masses are held in Icelandic, Polish and English - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The Sundlaug Akureyrar sports complex (left) boasts outdoor swimming pools and a variety of indoor facilities. Akureyri is a hilly tow - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrown
Icelandic houses come in a variety of styles and although spring flowers were beginning to appear in the gardens it was to early in the year to warrant a visit to the town’s Botanical Garden - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Outside the library a model book is attached to the lamps standard - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Real Polar bears are not to be found in Iceland but this group was much admired at the entrance to the jetty - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Iceland and Northern Isles

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