Thursday, March 17, 2011

Akureyri, Iceland

I really shouldn't be partial. I am very fond of the entire country of Iceland, but yes, I am partial to Akureyri. It is the 2nd largest city in all of Iceland. This is the Ocean Princess at the Icelandic port which is just a few short miles from the Arctic Circle. In future postings I will introduce you to a few of my favorite Akureyri things. Meanwhile, click on the video on the right sidebar about this city. It was filmed by someone on the Dawn Princess and includes unusual sightings of whales in the harbor.

 
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We weren't the only ship in the harbor. Akureyri is very popular with visiting cruise ships. Click here to see which cruise ships will be visiting this port this year.
 
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Mein Schiff really gets around. This former MV Galaxy of Celebrity Cruise Lines has been seen in other places. See it on Paulo Camacho's blog.

5 comments:

CARLOS said...

We continue to know a little more of Iceland for you, good entrance, a beautiful village. Greetings.

JM said...

Great whale watching, so close to the shore! I've only witnessed this once...

DeeBee L. said...

Thanks for showing us a little more of Iceland each time!

magda said...

Unbelievable! Whales before the world, so close!
Very beautiful and colorful seaside town!
I thank you for traveling to your country!
Greetings
Magda

magiceye said...

beautiful sightings!