The Extra Mile - Fall 2019


The latest edition of Meridian's newsletter - The Extra Mile, Fall 2019.

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mile markers: Akureyri, Iceland

Recently, one of our managed aircraft made a trip to Akureyri,

Iceland. Akureyri, known as “The Capital of the North,” lies just

62 miles away from the Arctic Circle in North Iceland. It is the country’s

second largest city, after Reykjavík. “City” may be somewhat of

a misnomer, as the population numbers only about 20,000, closer

to that of a town elsewhere in the world. It grew in size thanks to its

naturally ice-free harbor and favorable conditions for agriculture,

including its relatively mild climate.

Akureyri is renowned for the beauty of both the town itself

and its natural surroundings. There are a number of interesting

galleries and cultural and historical museums in the town, some of

which offer a deep insight into the culture of Iceland.

A definite must see is the Botanical Garden, which contains

almost every plant that grows in Iceland. The garden opened in 1912

thanks to the Park Society, a committee that was established by

the women of Akureyri, as a means of beautifying their young city.

Today, there are approximately 430 native Icelandic plant species

in the garden as well as over 7,000 examples of non-native species

that have managed to grow there. Depending on when you visit,

there’s also a good chance that you’ll catch one of the town’s many

concerts, festivals, or exhibitions.

The Northern Lights of Akureyri.

The town is also the gateway to the spectacular beauty of the

North, including lake regions, waterfalls, and volcanic areas.

The Lake Mývatn region is one of the most amazing natural

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