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“Great town museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akureyri Museum

Akureyri Museum
Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Akureyri
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Frankfurt, Germany
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“Great town museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I visited this nice museum during my stay in Akureyi. It's about 10-15 minutes far away per feet from the city centre.

When I was there there was an exhibition with photos and paintings about Northern Lights. In the basement you can visit the permanent exhibition of the history of Akureyri.

Very beautiful. It's worth to go there!

Visited December 2013
Thank Winfried K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Quite interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Was a good museum but not a 'must see' if you are trying to travel on a small budget. Good to go to if your knowledge on Icelandic history is small, awareness of Icelandic culture definitely enhanced my trip. But this can be achieved by talking to local people.

Visited July 2013
Thank J1234S
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“They cram a lot in!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

This Museum is housed in a sort of Art Deco style building and whilst quite small, they seem to have managed to display a wide range of exhibits. There is an exhibition depicting the history of the area with artefacts from the Viking period through to the modern day Akureyri covering religion and everyday life.

In the first room are a set of stunning "Northern Lights" pictures and then in the main area all sorts of Icelandic "stuff" with information boards in both Icelandic and English.

There is a small gift shop and in the grounds there is a 19th century church and picnic area plus the rustic, wooden "Nonni's House" which was the childhood home of the writer and Jesuit priest Jon Sveinsson, who wrote books for children featuring a character called "Nonni". It is apparently one of the oldest houses in Akureyri, built in 1850 and seems to have been left as it was when he lived there in the 1850s and 1860s.

As we visited as part of a cruise excursion I am not sure if there was any fee for this attraction - there was certainly no fee for the "Nonni's House" and, as ever, we didn't really get enough time to really do more than a rather fleeting look round!

Visited August 2013
Thank Marmalade-Queen
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