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Travelling with kids: Our selection of activities

Akureyri is a very child-friendly town. Among all the activities places to discover that we promote, here is our selection for the young ones.

All – year

Kjarnaskógur Woods - Discover their paths and playgrounds: fun for every season.

Akureyri Swimming pool - and the other pools in the region.

Museums -  All our museums are child friendly!

Public Library - With a great children's section and regular events.

Frisbee golf - Akureyri has 6 Folf courses! And frisbees can be rented out. 

Movie theaters - 2 movie theaters in town, with daily passes in the afternoon/evening. 

Christmas Garden  - Christmas all year long in this lovely cabin 10 min south of Akureyri.

Boat trip to Hrísey - Visit this island, just 15 min boat ride from land.

Indoor Skatepark - State of the art Skate Park very close to downtown. Skateboard equipment can be rented out.

Stand up paddle - Enjoy the waters of Eyjafjörður, no matter what season it is.

Ice cream! All year longÍsbuðín / Brynja -- only in Summer / Turninn / Holtsel



Skiing -  In our local area, Hlíðarfjall... or Dalvík, or Siglufjorður... everywhere! 

Ice skating - Our skating ring is open to public on certain times over the weekend.



Hamrar - Camping Hamrar has water safari, boat rental, frisbee golf, nature walks... Lots to do!

Petting Zoo - About 30 min out of town, a petting zoo with farm animals that the little ones will love.

Nökkvi - Weekly sailing courses for the young ones in our local sailing club.

Fishing - From farmed to wild Salmon, the options are here.

Horseback riding  - Weekly courses or single tours, note that minimum age/height apply.

Chair lift ride - Take a ride at our local ski resort, chair lift is open also in summer.

Further info

All – year




Events for kids in our event calendar