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Don’t be fooled by Akureyri’s status as Iceland’s second city. This northern outpost may boast a rich cultural scene and extensive dining options, but it maintains a low-key, relaxed attitude, even with plenty going on. Akureyri serves as a gateway to the beauty of Iceland''s north and an excellent base camp for nearby natural wonders, such as waterfalls, volcanic areas, canyons, and snowcapped peaks.

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