The north-eastern region covers a large part of the northern coast and central parts of Iceland. It is a land of fjords and waterfalls and a great place for whale watching.
The region's capital is Akureyri, one of the five largest cities in Iceland. Its history dates back to the ninth century, but now it is primarily a large fishing center and seaport. Near the city there are also several ski slopes.
Husavik, which is primarily a whale watching center, is much more famous. There are several companies that organize sea trips to view these powerful mammals. In the city you can also visit the Whale Museum.
The Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, the longest in Iceland, is a great landscape attraction of the region. On its entire 25 km length there are several beautiful waterfalls. An interesting place is also Lake Mývatn surrounded by rocks and mountains.
In the northeast, you can also admire unusual formations formed from frozen lava. The most popular are the petrified dragon in Húnaflói Bay and Dimmuborgir, where you can see lava caves and volcanic calderas.