Things to Do in Akureyri

Things to Do in Akureyri, Iceland - Akureyri Attractions

Things to Do in Akureyri

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  • DenysR
    Weston super Mare, UK6 contributions
    The falls whilst not spectacular are very good and the access to them is excellent with well laid out paths. We visited on a lovely sunny day and really enjoyed our visit. It was also possible to get really close to the water to take some great photos.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Phillip G
    7 contributions
    We were surprised how good this was. Had a coffee first in the gift shop. The sun was out so the cottages and church looked great. Very interesting how they lived.
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • JoeNathan9249
    Saint Paul, MN5,617 contributions
    Impressive church - apparently designed architect who did massive, largest chuch in Iceland (in Reykjavik)

    This was not only smaller but much warmer inside than the cathedral located in the nation's capital

    Front door was open and I just walked in and looked around for a few minutes. Interesting comparison with the other, much larger church in capitol
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • Ashley M
    2 contributions
    My husband loves anything aviation and I am far less enthusiastic. This museum, however, was delightful even for me! It is one of the few museums I have ever been to where you can feel the pride and joy the curators have for the work. Every detail has been thought about and displayed - the history, planes, helicopters, engines, flight recorders, flight attendant uniforms, operation manuals, model airplanes, cockpits, and so much more. There was even a toy airplane for toddlers to ride around the museum in. The staff answers questions in great detail and were so engaging. We spent about 45 minutes wandering. The location is minutes from downtown Akureyri.
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • DenysR
    Weston super Mare, UK6 contributions
    An absolutely delightful garden with many interesting plants. It is well laid out and is very tranquil. It is also free! Although a bit of a walk uphill from the town it is certainly worth it with a nice cafe too.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • AverageJerry
    Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
    Not the biggest skii slope but for its price it is great value. The best thing about this place is you can continue skiing at night because of all the lights!
    Also, you don’t need to use the chair lifts, you can use the skii slopes without the chair lift pass but it is much smaller. Great for beginners and children though.
    The pullies are hilarious and fun to use. Once you get used to them they are very fun.
    Written January 22, 2020
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  • Howlo
    Buckingham, UK9,367 contributions
    We headed straight here when we came off the ship as it holds the Travel Information Centre, the staff were very helpful, a good map was provided, as well as some good info on places to see. Talking to other people they didnt get to see the things we saw. Thank you for your help.
    Written July 29, 2019
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  • PipPaul W
    Buckfastleigh, UK1,518 contributions
    We walked out from town centre in around 30 mins.
    There are interesting info boards seen route.
    There first museum building we came across - which turned out to be the Toy Museum - was shut, and the sign outside said it and the main museum only open until 1 September

    But we risked it and found that the main museum was actually open.

    3 rooms
    Map room fascinating
    Downstairs "history of Akureyri" room took the most of our time by far
    The music room - why? Such a lot of space for this

    When buying tickets were told it got us into 3 other museums - Nannis House, Toy Museum, Laufhus (?) North of town. But Laufhus only open at weekend, 1pm
    (doesn't work for us)
    When we finished we asked whether Toy Museum was open. It was only then we were told it wasn't.
    Written September 24, 2021
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  • Ris1972
    7 contributions
    I don't think that I have ever lived in a place with such a magnificent view. The place is amazing and beautiful.
    Hugrún and Einar are friendly, very helpful, wonderful and hospitable. They made us feel absolutely at home for the week that we stayed at Brunir. We give them our highest recomendation ❤️!
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Rowena H
    Bude, Cornwall49 contributions
    Excellent motorcycle museum with stacks of interesting classic bikes; lots of old British machines but also many other unusual European bikes, alongside more recent Japanese classics. Really impressive: much more substantial than you'd expect in such an unusual place.
    All very well displayed with plenty of space so you can see them clearly, and useful info-boards (mostly in English). Lots of wonderful old photos of bikes being used in Iceland.
    Very friendly and knowledgable staff; spoke excellent English.
    Inexpensive admission fee and free help-yourself coffee. Very modern building. Clean toilets.
    We spent a couple of hours here - could easily have been longer!
    Definitely worth checking when they have a 'start up day' in the summer, and go along to hear the old bikes being run.
    Takes about a half hour to walk from the centre of town.
    Check the opening hours if you're visiting out of season.
    Written September 18, 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,183 contributions
    Cute little church. St. Peter's Church is a religious building of the Catholic Church which is located in Eyrarlandsvegur 26 and named after Saint Peter. St. Peter's Church is noted for its red and white colors. The house was built in 1912. It was acquired by the church in 1952 and rebuilt to the St. Peter's Church in 1998 to 2000. We were surprised when we discover this is a church, because the size made us think it is rather a family home . St Peters Church is a beautiful Scandinavian style church and is worth a visit if you are in Akureyri.
    Written March 27, 2020
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  • petmand
    Barnsley, UK28 contributions
    Its quite amazing a family lived in this house, just try upstairs, but then again when we went each room was packed out with other tourists. Well worth a visit if in the vicinity.
    Written August 26, 2019
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  • Jan Eric J
    1 contribution
    I went to Daladýrð Petting Zoo today with a group of adults, boys aged 12 and 3 and a couple of infants. This Petting Zoo is absolutely amazing; both the boys and adults enjoyed the visit a lot. Holding and petting baby goats was our favorate part, but we also enjoyed looking at and petting all the other animals as well. I highly reccommand this place!
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • ilsevdvd
    Leuven, Belgium5 contributions
    Nice place to stop on your way to the north, with lots of surprises in a beautiful building. You also get a up of coffee and some cookies and the personnel is very friendly.
    Written August 11, 2019
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  • Stefanie H
    Lincoln, NE1,358 contributions
    This is a great example of a turf church! It is easy to find and located off a beautiful drive into the countryside south of Akureyri. There is plenty of parking, and although the church is locked the gate for the entrance and cemetery is open. It is worth a visit if you want to see a nicely done turf church without a lot of other tourists nearby.
    Written July 29, 2021
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