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the great white plague center

welcome to Hælið the great white plague center

Only 10 km south of Akureyri hides a beautiful village, Kristnes, built up around a tuberculosis (TB) sanatorium from 1927. At HÆLIÐ we have opened a touching exhibition about the TB. Do not miss it on your visit to North Iceland. A cosy Café is attached to it, perfect to taste the homemade pastries and coffee afterwards. 


Welcome to a visual journey through sickness and loss but also hope, serenity and lust for life


Good coffee and lovely homemade pastries in beautiful and atmospheric surroundings.

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Opening Hours


May daily 14-18

June/July/August 12-18


Saturday and Sunday 14-18

Groups are welcome by arrangement