The City of Akureyri’s Coat of Arms
History of Friendship City Relationship
On May 9th, 2012, Denver, Colorado and Akureyri, Iceland announced their new Friendship City relationship. Although Friendship Cities and Sister Cities have different names, they’re actually quite similar. A Friendship City relationship is a formal one and receives the same attention as a Sister City relationship, but it is not considered a permanent relationship. . . yet. The Friendship City relationship often leads to a Sister City one.
Region: Northern Iceland, at the base of Eyjafjörður Fjord.
Population of Akureyri: 18,191 (2015)
Population of Iceland: 335,878 (2016)
Mayor: Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson
Spoken Language: Icelandic
Committee Chairs and Contact Information
Committee Co-Chair: Lacey Walker
Committee Co Chair: Aaron Walker
Phone: (303) 832-1336
The Official Icelandic Tourism website of Akureyri.