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Akureyri birthday logoRegardless of the vast wilderness and large uninhabited areas of tundra, snow and ice, the Arctic has a long history of inhabited communities within all eight Arctic states. One of them is Akureyri, the home of Arctic Portal and capital of northern Iceland, which today celebrates its 150th birthday. All 13 kindergartens and 10 primary schools of the town were invited to a feast at the town centre square, in which they participated in a sing-along, listened a local band Hvanndalsbræður and were served a birthday cake.

Akureyri- 150 years old celebrationThroughout the year the town has organized a wide range of events celebrating the 150th birthday and among other things many projects have been initiated to exhibit the history of the town.


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