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Dine in the sun in Siglufjörður
Siglufjörður feels like it is as far north as you can go. This former herring centre is set in a beautiful fjord; a very popular place to hike from and enjoy the extraordinary birdlife and nature. The pristine beauty of the landscape is matched only by the atmosphere of the town, where there is much to see and do year round. Following the opening of the tunnel, it is a very quick and easy drive from Akureyri to the inspiring atmosphere of this warm and welcoming fishing town.
The bright yellow restaurant
When you have built up a good appetite in the nature, dine at one of the best restaurants outside Reykjavik and enjoy the romantic setting, sitting in the warm sun on the terrace overlooking the harbour, with the mountains of the fjord behind.
Hannes Boy is the bright yellow building right on the harbour, just a few feet from the boats, landing their fresh fish. Inside, the wood-beamed restaurant, with its lantern wall lights, wooden tables and chairs is bright and cheerful. The menu includes fish and lamb and you're guaranteed a delicious meal in.
The red café
If you'd prefer something lighter, Kaffi Rauðka in the equally bright red building next door is your place. This is a lively and fun place - especially on Friday and Saturday nights, with its live bands. It's a great spot for lunch, for getting to know the local people and enjoying their lifestyle.
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