Akureyri is a city in Northern Iceland.
Second biggest city of the country it is though still very small and calm. It is located along an amazing fjord and close to very interesting and unique site as e.g. the lake of Myvatn (among the best hotspring of the country)
the city is very small and can easily be walked avoiding the generally very expensive local transport
South towards Reykjavik
Walk towards to the national road n^1 (ring road of the island) on the northeastern part of the city. You'll easily find proper traffic lights and roundabout more than adequate to start hitchin.
East towards Myvatn, Egilsstadir and north eastern Iceland
Go to the southern part of the city till you'll reach the bridge that cross the fjord, there will be also a petrol station with plenty of traffic. Fede didn't have either the time to drop down his backpack and start thumbing decently that (as many other times in Iceland) the first car pulled over while he was still walking.
Akureyri couchsurfing community it's pretty small but active and full of very nice people that stop you in the streets and invite you home while you busk or simply walk around.. Though if you can't find any host, the local university (northern part of the city, upon a hill) it's a very good spot for hitchhikers in need of help, calm and relax. Plenty of wood around to easily wildcamp it can be used also as a free internet access spot (if you don't have devices there are freecomputers!) and toilets (not showers though..) that are wide and clean enough to sleep in if the wheather outside is not convenient.