Many articles and photographs portraying the life and work of past inhabitants of Eyjafjörður and Akureyri can be seen the Akureyri Museum. The Museum offers two permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the area from settlement to modern times: “Eyjafjorður from Early Times” and “Akureyri – the Town on the Bay”. Many interesting and unique artefacts can be found in the exhibitions relating to the Viking period, the Middle Ages, religion and everyday life in Eyjafjörður and Akureyri in the past. All exhibition texts are in English but also available in German and Danish. The surrounding museum garden is an idyllic picnic spot and the 19th Century church is well worth a visit. The Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year.
Opening hours: Daily 10.00-17.00 from 1 June until 15 September. In winter, the museum is open daily from 13.00-16.00 and on request. The old farmhouse in Laufás is open daily 9.00-17.00 from 2 June until 1 September and on request in the wintertime.
To get to Akureyri Museum, take bus number 5 or 6, and go out at the stop by Akureyri Museum. By foot it´s about 20-30 min. walk from the town center. There are no buses going to Laufás. The best way to get there is by taxi or own car.