I haven’t written much about Akureyri, but it’s one of my favourite places in Iceland, a perfect balance between village life and the big city of Reykjavík. It’s also a popular stop for cruise ships. Here is a photo looking across at Akureyri, with a cruise ship docked.
Over 60 cruise ships will be docking here between June and September. Is this kind of tourism good for places that are small and isolated, creating short-term jobs and bringing money in? Or can it destroy what was a nice, unspoiled town if greed takes over?