The Old Pharmacy
The Old Pharmacy is the perfect place to unwind in beautiful surroundings, to allow yourself the luxury of reading, and then head for the outdoors. There are endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, cycling, fishing, whale watching - or doing nothing at all. The house is the ideal base from which to explore the rest of the North. Lake Mývatn is an hour away. You could easily spend a week - or a month - exploring new things every day.
The house dates from 1859 and has been rebuilt piece by piece. It contains three apartments: a large one on the main floor, and two smaller ones upstairs. That means you can stay with friends, or the kids can bring their friends and have some privacy. At the end of an adventurous day everyone can gather in the large kitchen and living room downstairs for a dinner.
The house has a good library, including fiction, history, coffee-table books, childrens books, and magazines. The books are mainly in English, but there are also some in French, German, Danish and Icelandic. The apartments all have wood burning stoves. Other luxuries include a sauna, a hot tub and an outdoor shower.
The house is located in the historic old part of Akureyri, a 10 minute walk to the main downtown area.