Attractions

Information on Akureyri, North Iceland. Some of the attractions are the nothern lights, Grímsey Island and Hrísey Island, nature, waterfalls, skiing, ski

Attractions

Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyrarkirkja

The Akureyri church is the symbol of Akureyri. It is a Lutheran church and was designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated in 1940.
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Christmas Cat at Ráðhústorg Square

Christmas Cat at Ráðhústorg Square

The Christmas Cat at Ráðhústorg Square was unveiled on the 28th of November 2009 and is an artwork built by young people under the guidance of artist Aðalheiður Eysteinsdóttir. The cat appears on the towns square on the Saturday before the first Sunday on the advent (at the end of November) and leaves on the 6th of January.
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Gásir - Medival Trading Place

Gásir - Medival Trading Place

Gásir, situated 11 km north of Akureyri on the shore of Eyjafjörður, is a unique historical place. In no other place in Iceland is it possible to find so many remainings from a trading post from the Middle Ages.
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Glerárdalur Valley

Glerárdalur Valley

The valley Glerárdalur is a long and uninhabited valley southwest of Akureyri. The valley is surrounded by the highest mountains in the north of Iceland, the highest being Kerling (1,538 m).
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Grimsey Island

Grimsey Island

A pearl on the Arctic Circle north of Icleand. Grimsey Island - far away in the north: the home of one hundred people - and one million seabids.
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Helgi the Lean and Thorunn Hyrna

Helgi the Lean and Thorunn Hyrna

A statue of Helgi the Lean and Thorunn Hyrna, the first settlers of the area, about the year 890, stands on the Hamarkot Rocks on the street Brekkugata near the police station.
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Hrísey Island - the Pearl of Eyjafjörður

Hrísey Island - the Pearl of Eyjafjörður

Hrísey is a peaceful island in the middle of Eyjafjörður, it is the second largest island in Iceland, after Heimaey in the south. The island is a well known paradise for bird watchers.
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Laufás

Laufás

The old rectory at Laufas is under the administration of the Akureyri Museum. The oldest part of the farm was built in 1840. The buildings are considered to be the prototype of the Icelandic architecture, but much larger than most other such complexes.
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Mountain - Súlur

Mountain - Súlur

The mountain Súlur is the Town-mountain of Akureyri, rising above the town in south-west. There is a popular trail – walking path up to the peaks, the walk/hikes takes about 5-6 hours forth and back.
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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights – also called Aurora Borealis – are one of the most spectacular shows on earth and can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings. Season: September through April.
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Old Town

Old Town

If you take a stroll from the Akureyri’s central towards south you will have the opportunity to walk through the history of early Akureyri.
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The Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden

The garden is on of the northern most botanical gardens in the world. The Public Park was opened in 1912 but the Botanic section in 1957.
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The Christmas garden - Jólagarðurinn

The Christmas garden - Jólagarðurinn

Only ten minutes drive from the center of the town of Akureyri, in the Jólagarðurinn or Christmas garden you will find the magical world of Christmas. A shop, garden and pick-nick area. Open whole year.
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The Glerá River

The Glerá River

Glerá River runs through the town of Akureyri, mostly through a steep canyon. The river is flanked by walking trails for a taste of urban nature. The river originates from glaciers in the mountains of Tröllaskagi peninsula but also draws water from some fresh water springs on its way down the Glerá Valley. At the point where the river reaches the sea at the fjord Eyjafjörður it has formed the sandbank named “Oddeyri” - housing one of the town’s oldest districts.
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The Hearts in Akureyri

The Hearts in Akureyri

The heart in the traffic lights, the heart that beats in the Mt.Vaðlaheiði and the red hearts in the windows have caught the attention of those visiting Akureyri and the hearts of the inhabitants.
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The Reserve Area Krossanesborgir

The Reserve Area Krossanesborgir

The area Krossanesborgir was made a sanctuary in 2005. It consists of many rock formations, made of basalt which is about 5-10 million years old.
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