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Historical Path (blue)

The blue path takes you through the historic old town of Akureyri, with its colorful and historic buildings. The irthplace of Akureyri. This area is characterised by the steep hills and stunning views.

Start you walk at Ráðhústorg square. The name translates to Town Hall Square, although the planned town hall was never actually built there.
The route goes through the centre of town, into the oldest part of Akureyri, with its vividly coloured houses. Walking along Hafnarstræti steet, you'll pass historic buildings, such as, the 1906 Akureyri theatre and Sigurhæðir, the former home of poeet Matthías Jochumsson (who wrote thenational anthem).

You will also come across Akureyri's most famous ice cream shop, Brynja. The oldest building in town, Laxdalshús. When you get to Akureyri Museum , stop to admire the childhood home of Nonni, a popular author of children's books and a 19th century church. By the museum continue up the hill through the woods where you reach the Akureyri Churchyard. Walk through the park and down the hill again and into the Lækjargil street.

Continue up the Spítalavegur road to the Botanical gardens, take a walk through the park and then by the Secondary Grammar School "Menntaskólinn á Akureyri" before heading down to Akureyri Church and back to center of town and to the Town Hall Square.

Further info

: 5.4Km / 3.4 miles

Total time: 2-3 hrs

Start/End point: Town's square

Terrain: Asfalt, mudtracks, grass

Parking: Town center

Elevation gain: 120 m

Interesting sights: Old town, Sigurhæðir, theatre, historical signboards, town's oldest house, the old hospital, Toy museum, Nonni house, old church, Akureyri Museum, the churchyard, Nonnitrail, Botanical gardens, Statue of Útlaginn, Katholic church, Akureyri church and Art Street. 
Great view points.