At 1:00am this morning, we crossed the Arctic Circle. Akureyri is situated on the south end of the Eyjafjordur channel, the longest fjord in Iceland. We docked at the Oddeyrarbryggja Pier which is located only a few blocks from the town center. An easy walk.
The history of Akureyri dates to the 9th century. Helgi magri (Helgi the thin), a Norse Viking, settled in the area. But it wasn’t until the 1500s that Akureyri began to flourish. Danish merchants would build houses in Akureyri so they could come to stay for the summer and trade their wares.