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Walking and Hiking

Fálkafell

Fálkafell is a hut belonging to the local scout group Klakkur, with a 30-40 min steep hike from the start of the path
Medium walks / hikes

Old Plant Nursery

The walk starts by the skating rink, from there cross the road Miðhúsabraut and walk uphill along the street. At the first curve, cross the street and walk towards south along the hot water pipeline.
Light walks

Glerá river - lower part

A scenic walk along the lower-part of the river Glerá which flows through Akureyri. The route is mostly along the river and its canyon, passing the old power plant, crossing the red pedestrian bridge over the dam by the reservoir.
Medium walks / hikes
Winter walks

Glerárdalur

The valley Glerárdalur is named after the river Glerá that flows through it. A nice walk leads from the mouth of the valley to the bottom of it and ends by the mountain hut named Lambi, some 11 km into the valley.
Medium walks / hikes
More challenging hikes

Hrafnagil path

A paved path between Akureyri and the village of Hrafnagil invites to a easy walk on a flat ground. The path is about 9 km long (one way), but can easily be shortened by just doing a part of it.
Light walks
Winter walks

Hiking area around Hraun in Öxnadalur - 14 different hikes

Hraunsvatn is a popular hike 30 km into road #1 direction Reykjavík. Starting from the farm Hraun, it leads you to the lake Hraunsvatn, placed on the base of Hraundrángar mountain.
Light walks
Medium walks / hikes
More challenging hikes

Kjarnaskógur

Kjarnaskógur is a woodland area south of Akureyri and one of the most popular recreation area in town. The area is about 800 hectares. In 1950 there were no trees in the area at all but since then over 15 million trees have been planted,
Light walks
Winter walks

Krossanesborgir

Krossanesborgir is a nature reserve north of Akureyri, that allows you for a soft walk by the sea
Light walks

Naustaborgir

Naustaborgir is a nature reserve south west of town. It has soft and wide tracks.
Light walks
Winter walks

Skólavarða

Skólavarða is a popular hike among locals in the Vaðlaheiði mountain range
Medium walks / hikes

Súlur

Súlur is the town mountain of Akureyri.
More challenging hikes