Akureyri, Iceland

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Akureyri

Akureyri is Iceland's second largest city and Capital of North Iceland. In video: the oldest part of the city, central district, the Botanical Gardens (Lystigarður Akureyrar), Akureyrarkirkja (The church of Akureyri) and Sundlaug Akureyrar (swimming pool in Akureyri).

Approach and landing in Akureyri, Iceland

*** Subscribing has become more important than ever! Please do so and support this channel by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/finnurth?sub_confirmation=1 *** I'm making a quick trip to Akureyri to buy a car. I take the 14:00 flight from Reykjavik and land in Akureyri 45 minutes later. The car I am buying is a Honda CRV EXE model year 2006. This will be a fine replacement for my Opel Astra caravan, model year 2000. It is only driven 74.000 km despite being 10 years old. It is 4WD, runs on petrol, automatic transmission, leather interior and has almost all security features imaginable. I will get to try it as soon as I land since the car dealer is picking me up with the car at the airport. I have already had the car tested by an independent firm and everything looks good. If I like the car, then I will sign the contract and drive it home right away. The drive back is about 400 km.

Akureyri

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Video IS34 - Driving around Akureyri

DashCam video from Iceland. This provides you with the ability to virtually drive in Iceland. This video takes you on a 9km drive around the town of Akureyri. Interesting Sections: - Commentary on Video 00:07 - Dominos ahead, yes they are even here! 01:03 - Driving along Horgarbraut 01:26 - Driving along Glerarbraut 02:10 - We head up Strandgata 03:45 - Then into Skipagata 04:25 - Up Kaupvangsstraeti 05:30 - The church stairs on the left! 05:45 - The street changes to Thingvallastraeti 06:25 - The Akureyri swimming pool on the left 06:40 - We turn left into Thorunnarstraeti 07:23 - Arrival at the swimming pool car park 08:30 - Leaving the swimming pool 09:50 - I have to remember to stay on the right! 10:10 - Back on Thorunnarstraeti heading the other way 10:55 - Nice view across the fjord 12:00 - Dead end! 13:06 - Now on Helgamagrastrati Skinny Helgi Street!) 13:45 - Turn down Bjarkarstigur 14:30 - Left into Munkathverarstraeti 15:03 - Back on Glerargata 16:50 - Left into Strandgata 18:00 - Now on Hjaleyrargata 18:55 - Viking brewery on the left! 19:55 - Bonus is a grocery chain 21:38

What Is Life Really Like In Iceland?

How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries? http://bit.ly/1UmSUP6 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Despite harsh winters and economic decline, Iceland ranked third on the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. So what makes Icelanders so happy? Learn More: United Nations: 2016 World Happiness Report http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/HR-V1_web.pdf The Atlantic: Iceland: Superlative Happiness on a Cold Little Rock http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/iceland-superlative-happiness-on-a-cold-little-rock/261005/ BBC: The Truth about Icelandic Happiness http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160509-the-truth-about-icelandic-happiness InterNations: Healthcare, Education and Safety in Iceland https://www.internations.org/iceland-expats/guide/living-in-iceland-15712/healthcare-education-and-safety-in-iceland-3 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

Recorded September 5, 2008.

Akureyri is a town in the northern part of Iceland. It is the second largest urban area after the Greater Reykjavík area. The town has a total population of 17,304. Akureyri is positioned on the west side of the inland end of the fjord Eyjafjörður. It is surrounded by mountains, the highest being Súlur at 3980 feet and Hlíðarfjall at 3661 feet.

This video begins as we sail into Akureyri on the Sea Princess. Next we get a nice view of a northern bottlenose whale playing with her calf in the harbour. That is followed by a walk through the downtown area. The video concludes back on board the Sea Princess as we sail away from Akureyri.

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