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North Iceland

Rich in history and wildlife and with an amazing landscape, North Iceland could easily make for a week-long trip. There is the pleasant regional capital, Akureyri, with its fjord setting and old buildings; a glut of birds and volcanic attractions around Lake Mývatn; Húsavík’s laid-back charm, unusual museums and whale-watching cruises; Jökulsárgljúfur’s incredible gorge system and waterfalls; not to mention a wealth of antique farms, churches and saga sites, some of them – such as Hólar – central to Icelandic culture. Almost everything is located on or easy to reach from Route 1.

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