9. July 2015
In Eyjafjarðarsveit you can take part in the farm life
All is not always what it seems in Iceland. A town is not merely a town and the countryside is not either wilderness or farmland. The valley south of Akureyri in the north of Iceland is one of those areas difficult to define. It has the atmosphere of farmland, offers a variety of tourist attractions and activities any town would be proud of and accommodation ranging from camping sites to lovely hotels. The Eyjafjarðará river runs through this narrow valley, which is surprisingly long at about 50 kilometres. The farms are mostly located along the riverbank with the road crisscrossing the river via a number of bridges, making access to everything on offer to the tourist quick and easy.
Eyjafjarðarsveit has, of course, an excellent outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs and fun slides, a lovely playground for youngsters, museums, cafés, an ice-cream factory with an ice cream bar, a vegetarian restaurant which also offers a raw food menu, horse rental farms, river-fishing and two golf courses.