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Akureyri Church

The Akureyri church is the symbol of Akureyri. It is a Lutheran church and was designed by the famous architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated in 1940.
Culture
History
In town

Arctic Coast Way

The Arctic Coast Way is Iceland’s first official touring route in Iceland. It is 900 km long and takes in 21 villages and 18 municipalities – stretching along the coast and around the peninsulas of North Iceland.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
In town
Nature

Botanical Garden

The Public Park was first opened in 1912 and the botanic section added in 1957. The park has been enlarged three times since 1912 and is now about 3.6 ha and lies at 40-50 m altitude at Eyrarlandsvegur road near midtown.
Art
In town
Nature

Christmas Cat at the City Square

Don‘t let the Christmas Cat get you...
Culture
In town

First Settlers

A statue of the first settlers of the area stands on the Hamarkot Rocks on the street Brekkugata near the police station.
Art
History
In town

Gásir - Medival Trading Place

Gásir was the main trading post in northern Iceland during the Middle Ages.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
History

Glerá River

Glerá River runs through the town of Akureyri, mostly through a steep canyon.
In town
Nature

Glerárdalur Valley

This is a magnificent outdoor area both in summer and winter.
In town
Nature

Grímsey Island

The island stands alone far out on the horizon, a blue cliff, surrounded by the wide Arctic Ocean.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
In town
Nature

Hearts of Akureyri

Use the hashtag #heartsofakureyri.
Culture
In town

Hrísey Island

It only takes about 15 minutes to sail with the ferry to Hrísey island.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
In town
Nature

Kjarnaskógur Woods

The towns most popular outdoor area - the woodland Kjarnaskógur. The recreational area is approx 800 hectars with more than 1.5 million trees, of many species planted within the last 50 years.
In town
Nature

Krossanesborgir Reserve Area

Peaceful hiking through a sanctuary with variated birdlife, moors and ponds.
In town
Nature

Laufás Rectory

The old rectory at Laufas is considered to be the prototype of the Icelandic architecture (many gables side by side), but much larger than most other such complexes.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
History

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights can frequently be seen in Akureyri and surroundings from September through April on clear nights.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
In town
Nature

Old Town

Take a stroll through the history of early Akureyri.
Culture
History
In town

Súlur Mountain

There is a popular trail up to the peaks. The hike takes about 5-6 hours forth and back.
In town
Nature

Naustaborgir

Naustaborgir is a nature reserve south west of town connected to Kjarnaskógur forest
In town
Nature

Goðafoss Waterfall

The fall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Dettifoss Waterfall

The Dettifoss waterfall is the most powerful waterfall in Iceland as well as in Europe.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

A waterfall surrounded by unique basalt columns in the river Skjálfandafljót in the valley Bárðardalur. 
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Ásbyrgi

A remarkable horse-shoe-shaped canyon.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Lake Mývatn

An astonishing geological area, known for its unique and beautiful volcanic landscape.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Akureyri Countryside

or in Icelandic Eyjafjarðarsveit, is the area located inland from Akureyri with the northern border to the fjord Eyjafjörður.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
History
Nature

Forest Lagoon

The Forest Lagoon will open in 2022
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature

Hjalteyri

a small village on the western shores of Eyjafjörður.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
History
Nature

Siglufjörður

Iceland’s northernmost town and is a historic fishing town.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Culture
History

Vaglaskógur - Forest

Vaglaskógur forest is the Iceland's largest birch forest of aprox 300 hectar.
Close to Akureyri <150 km
Nature