Akureyri is backed by snow-capped mountains and faces Bihu with beautiful scenery. It is called "Athens" in northern Iceland. The night sun in Akureyri is a big wonder in the local area. Every year in June and July, the sun is almost everywhere. But it is not so much a city, it is more like a small town, and there are only about 20,000 residents. Akureyri is surrounded by mountains and seas. It is always accompanied by beautiful scenery all year round. It is small and lovely, and there are many cultural activities. Akureyri is an important trading center in northern Iceland. The nearby sea is rich in sardines and other fish. The city has the largest fish processing plant in the country. It is also an important distribution center for Icelandic agricultural products and livestock products. The Akureyri Museum of Natural History exhibits specimens of various birds, sea animals, seaweeds and terrestrial plants in Iceland. It is also a research center for Icelandic fungi and other lower organisms.