From Iceland — Lonely Planet: Akureyri Best Place To Visit In Europe

Lonely Planet: Akureyri Best Place To Visit In Europe

Published June 18, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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In a new top ten list of European destinations to visit this summer, Iceland’s “capital of the north” came out on top.

The list, “chosen by our team of European experts”, put Akureyri in the top spot of must-visit places this summer, beating out destinations such as Leipzig, Germany and Malaga, Spain.

“Akureyri tops the list as the best place in Europe thanks to its easy-going feel combined with an urban buzz, while also providing a great base for exploring north Iceland’s green pastures, fishing villages and waterfalls, not to mention glimpsing awe-inspiring glaciers, volcanoes and lava fields,” the Lonely Planet opined in a press release.

If you happen to be on your way to Iceland, or are already in Iceland and hoping to go to Akureyri, we can highly recommend you check out Grapevine’s own John Rogers’ “12 Hours In Akureyri” for a comprehensive list of things to do and see.

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