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School holidays (October)

Activities families can do together during the school holidays:

Kjarnaskógur forest. Great play areas and plenty options of trails for hiking. Look here for maps and information about the area.

Scavenger hunt in Kjarnaskógur forest (aprox May - October). Located in various places in Kjarnaskógur one can follow a map (or leads in icelandic) to seek and search for childrenbook characters hidden along trails in the wood. Fun outdoor game connecting children with well known books and their characters. Start point of the game is just above the parking by the house "Kjarnakot".  To be able to retrive the map one has to bring a phone to scan the QR-code. For more information Look here

Visit museums and exhibitions. Look here & for current openinghours look here - Note that children 18 years and younger are free of charge and that the Akureyri Toy Museum is open 13-16 (21-24. october 2021).

Akureyri Library invites visitors to join different events such as Scavenger hunt, Storrytelling and Bingo in addition to lend traditional items as books, board games, films and much more. For program 2021 look here

Visit the geothermal pools. For openinghours of the swimmingpools.

Krossanesborgir recriational area. Trails with 10 information boards in icelandic and english with information about the area, vegetation and birds.

Folf (frisbígolf). Try out one of many frisbígolf fields in Akureyri or in Hrísey and/or Grímsey. The fields in Akureyri are at Hamarkotstún, Eiðsvöllur, by Glerárskóli school and by the campingsite in Hamrar. More information here.

Hiking / Walking. There are plenty options for hiking in and around Akureyri. Look here for maps and ideas.

Scateboard park - Braggaparkið  Indoor park for scateboard, rolerblades, kick scooter and BMX-bikes. Great place for families to try out old or new skills. Available on site are both scateboard and kick scooter to lend out to those who would like to give it a try. Further information look here. 

Information about all kinds of activities for the whole family can be found here and check the event calender here (and in icelandic here)

For theatre, cinemas (Sambíó and Borgarbíó), visti the christmas house Jólagarðinn, or the island Hrísey (ferry aprox each 2 hours), go skaiting, horseback riding or whale watching to mention some options. Petting Zoo Daladýrð in Fnjóskadalur is open 11 til 18 (2021).

Get familiar with the history of Akureyri. Many places in the old part of the town informationboards tell the storry of each area. Informe about houses and areas in photos and text (icelandic and english), from Strandgata to the old town (Innbærinn). About the information board look here

Outdoor schulptures fGo hiking around the town with the brouchure with where they can be found and information about each of them: Útilistaverk á Akureyri. A paper copy of the brouchure can be found at the Library, Akureyri pool or the Art Museum.

Bikingtrails. If weather is good and snow has not yet fallen a nich biking tour is a opition. Look at the trails and find a rout that fits you liking and condition. Just remember to dress warm as temperature is a bit chilly at this time of the year.