Top Choice Church in Akureyri


Dominating the town from high on a hill, Akureyri’s landmark church was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the architect responsible for Reykjavík’s Hallgrímskirkja. Although the basalt theme connects them, Akureyrarkir…
Top Choice Gardens in Akureyri


The most northerly botanical garden in the world makes a delightful spot for a fragrant wander on sunny days. The wealth of plant life on display is truly astonishing considering the gardens’ proximity to the Arctic…
Church in Akureyri

Catholic Church

The Catholic church is an attractive old red-and-white house built in 1912 and acquired by the church in 1952. On the nearby roundabout is Einar Jónsson’s sculpture Útlaginn (the Outlaw).
Museum in Akureyri


The most interesting of the artists’ residences in Akureyri, Nonnahús was the childhood home of renowned children’s writer Reverend Jón Sveinsson (1857–1944), known to most as Nonni. His old-fashioned tales of derri…
Museum in Around Akureyri

Icelandic Folk & Outsider Art Museum

The eclectic Icelandic Folk & Outsider Art Museum, 12km from Akureyri on Rte 1 (look for the sculpture of a tall blue man out front), is a beautiful space filled with sunlight, plant life and an intriguing array…
Museum in Around Akureyri


En route to Grenivík are majestic views, plus the beautifully photogenic turf roofs at Laufás, a preserved manor farm dating from the 1860s. There's a small timber church here too, from the same era. A cafe sells ha…
Museum in Akureyri

Akureyri Museum

This sweet, well-curated museum houses art and historical items relating to town life, including maps, photos and recreations of early Icelandic homes. The museum garden became the first place in Iceland to cultivat…
Museum in Akureyri

Akureyri Art Museum

Stimulate your senses with a browse at the Akureyri Art Museum, which hosts eclectic, innovative exhibitions – from graphic design to portraiture – and is surrounded by a handful of local galleries. It's the heart o…