1 Seal watching, Ósar
Get close to a rare seal-breeding colony on the Vatnsnes peninsula.
2 Þingeyrakirkja, Þingeyrar
One of Iceland’s most spectacular church interiors, with an intricate wooden pulpit from the late 1600s.
3 Skagi peninsula, Skagafjörður
Witness the austere beauty of one of Iceland’s most exposed coastlines.
4 Herring museum, Siglufjörður
Get to grips with Icelanders’ fascination with fish in this excellent museum.
5 Botanical Garden, Akureyri
Seemingly defying the northerly latitude, this delightful garden is awash with colour during the short summer months.
6 Ptarmigan spotting, Hrísey
In summer dozens of these plump game birds waddle through Hrísey’s main village with their offspring in tow.
7 Hiking in Í Fjörðum
Hike through uninhabited valleys and mountain passes, all within easy striking distance of Akureyri.
8 The Arctic Circle, Grímsey
Crossing the magic line gives a real sense of achievement, and Grímsey is one of the best places to see the Midnight Sun.