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This town is one of its country’s best-kept secrets. Located in the Northwest portion of the country, isolation has preserved the region in relatively unspoiled wilderness. This area, first settled in the 9th century, is regarded as a destination of excellence, and the ideal place for spotting birds, fox, and other unique fauna in their natural habitats. This town is the capital of its region, but not the capital of its country, and has a population of 2,600 people. Fishing is the main industry and the local folk museum features the oldest house in this country, built in 1786. Stroll through the narrow streets with their modest wooden 19th century houses and breathe in the town’s history. Downtown has a variety of stores, cafés, and restaurants. The area features a botanical garden, school of music, sea kayaking, and horseback riding. It’s easy to get around on foot or rental bike.
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Celebrity Cruises visits Ísafjörður, Akureyi (Iceland’s second largest city known for its cool café scene and bustling nightlife) and the capital city of Reykjavik on Arctic Circle and Ireland/Iceland sailings. Ísafjörður is one of Iceland’s northernmost cities, perfectly situated to view the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) during the winter months. Ísafjörður is one of a few select European cities to earn the EDEN certification (European Destination of Excellence) promoting sustainable tourism. A bit of an ironic fact is that Iceland is greener than Greenland and Greenland is icier than Iceland.