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River and Gardens

One of the best things about cities and towns in Iceland is that you never feel too far from nature. Even walking through the town of Akureyri, the second-biggest settlement in Iceland, you’re still able to find plenty of peaceful green areas, rivers and gardens.

Walking up Brekkugata street, you’ll find statues of the first settlers of Eyjafjörður perched atop a wild-looking cliff. As you continue over the hill, you get to the Glerá river that crosses through Akureyri. Follow the walking path along the river and take in the wonderful scenery. In the summer, Akureyri often gets the best weather in all of Iceland, making a stroll along the river an absolute delight. Cross the river and pass Akureyri University.

As you walk back towards the town centre, you’ll pass through green areas and playgrounds in the residential areas of Akureyri, getting a look at the peaceful Akureyri life. As you get closer to the centre, you pass the Akureyri swimming pool, highly recommended for freshening up after a long walk through nature before ending your walk back at the Ráðhústorg square.

(Text from "Akuryeri and The North Guide")

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Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 5.1Km

Time: 45-60min

Path: 100% asphalt

Start / End of path: Ráðhústorg square

Áhugaverðir staðir: Hof culture center, Glerá river, Iceland's Bell, Church of Akureyri.