Town in Iceland

Akureyri is a city in the northeast of Iceland. It is the second largest city in Iceland. It was founded in 1786.[1] As of 2015, 18,191 people lived there.[2] The mayor of Akureyri is Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson.[3]

The town square in Akureyri.
coat of arms

In 2024, a jump of 291 meters was made by ski jumper Ryōyū Kobayashi; No one has jumped farther (as of 2024's second quarter).[4][5] The jump was not part of any competition (between jumpers).[6]

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  1. Evans 2008, p. 310
  2. "Iceland in figures 2015". Statistics Iceland. Statistics Iceland. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. "STARFSMENN". Akureyri.is. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. https://www.vg.no/video/289540/se-monsterhoppet-landet-10-5-meter-lenger-enn-verdensrekorden-falt?utm_source=vgfront&utm_content=hovedlopet_row15_pos2&utm_medium=dre-66293981f704a2bd830c4938&utm_campaign=overlay-main-desktop. Retrieved 2024-04-25
  5. https://www.icelandreview.com/sport/japanese-ski-jumper-targets-world-record-in-akureyri/. Retrieved 2024-04-25
  6. https://www.nrk.no/sport/bygget-hemmeleg-monsterbakke-pa-island_-her-slar-stjerna-verdsrekorden-1.16857244. Retrieved 2024-04-25