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Akranes Destination Guide

Delve into Akranes in Iceland!

Akranes in the region of West with it's 5,606 residents is located in Iceland - some 14 mi (or 22 km) North-West of Reykjavík, the country's capital.

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Current time in Akranes is now 04:05 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Selfoss, Reykjavík, Keflavík or Alftanes. While being here, make sure to check out Solmundarhofdi and Akranes as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Fishing Village of Akranes Iceland Aug 2...

02:27 min ( September 29, 2009 by mikeminnesota)
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My one day city bus ride to Akranes community in Iceland. Akranes Iceland a small iceland fishing village, with museum, Akranes Iceland golf course and many unique buildings. Just a little north of Re...


00:11 min ( November 30, 2009 by emricpit)
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Gullfoss in iceland

Around the Akranes - januar 2013

09:30 min ( January 08, 2013 by miciur)
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Watch in 720p HD Around the Akranes, with GoPro 3 BE. This video was recorded about 12 pm in the Icelandic town Akranes in januar 2013. Music: GusGus live in KEX concert. video, directed, and producti...

Iceland black sand beach cafe 360 pan

00:27 min ( September 15, 2007 by Tygerbeetle)
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A circling pan view of the mountain, cafe & troll rock formations near Iceland's black sand beach, near Vik

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PMP Certification Training In Akranes, Iceland

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Interesting facts about this location

National and University Library of Iceland

Landsbókasafn Íslands — Háskólabókasafn is the national library of Iceland which also functions as the university library of the University of Iceland. The library was established on December 1, 1994 in Reykjavík, Iceland, with the merger of the former national library, Landsbókasafn Íslands (est. 1818), and the university library (formally est. 1940). It is by far the largest library in Iceland with about one million items in various collections.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 64.32, -22.07 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1994 establishments in Iceland, Academic libraries, Buildings and structures in Reykjavík, Culture of Reykjavík, Deposit libraries, Libraries established in 1994, Libraries in Iceland, Library buildings completed in 1983, National libraries, University of Iceland


Alþingishúsið (The Parliament House) is a classical 19th century structure which stands by Austurvöllur in central Reykjavík, Iceland. It houses Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. The building was designed by Danish architect Ferdinand Meldahl and built using hewn dolerite during 1880 to 1881. Alþingishúsið has also housed the Icelandic National Library and Antiquaries Collection, and later the Icelandic National Gallery.

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Located at 64.32, -22.07 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Althing, Buildings and structures in Reykjavík, Legislative buildings, Seats of national legislatures


Tjörnin is a small lake in central Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. Although it is not among the biggest lakes in the country, it is one of the best known. Most visitors to Reykjavík pass along its shore, as it is situated in the city centre next to the Reykjavik City Hall and several museums. Several buildings belonging to the University of Iceland are also close by.

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Located at 64.32, -22.07 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.


Borgarfjörður is a fjord in the west of Iceland near the town of Borgarnes. The waters of Borgarfjörður appear to be calm, however the fjord is on the contrary a rather dangerous part of the sea because of its undercurrents and shallows. There are many flat islands lying in the fjord, but for the most part they are uninhabited. Near Borgarnes, the hringvegur (road no.1 or "ring road") passes over Borgarfjarðarbrú, a bridge of 0.5 km in length at the inland portion of the fjord.

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Located at 64.32, -22.07 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Fjords of Iceland, West Iceland

University of Iceland

The University of Iceland is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the country's oldest and largest institution of higher education. Founded in 1911, it has grown steadily from a small civil servants' school to a modern comprehensive university, providing instruction for about 14,000 students in twenty-five faculties. Subjects covered include social sciences, humanities, medicine, natural sciences, engineering and teacher education.

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Located at 64.32, -22.07 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1911 establishments in Iceland, Buildings and structures in Iceland, Educational institutions established in 1911, Icelandic culture, Universities in Iceland