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Into The Arctic
AkureyriHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Into The Arctic

Into the Arctic opened on January 28th, 2017. The idea came from the founder Arngrímur B. Jóhannsson and his collection of historical maps and charts of the north. Into the Arctic was presented with part of life's work of Hafsteinn Hólm Þorsteinsson, consisting of stuffed animals. Stories, pictures and artifacts come from the Institute of Vilhjálmur Stefánsson explorer and scientist. Stories are about ...
Akureyri Industrial Museum
AkureyriNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Akureyri Industrial Museum

Founded to commemorate the industrial heritage of Akureyri, the museum exhibits machinery, tools of various trades and manufactured products from the last century thus telling the stories of the factories and the people who created and worked in them. ...
Davíð Stefánsson Memorial Museum
AkureyriNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Davíð Stefánsson Memorial Museum

In the green hills of Akureyri overlooking the Municipal Library lays a house with an exciting history and a unique atmosphere of the 60’s. Built in 1944 by one of Iceland’s most loved poet and writer, Davíð Stefánsson, who lived there until he died in 1964. Davíð had a taste for the finer things in life and was an enthusiastic collector of art and books. His house is a testament to his taste, full of ...
The Herring Factory at Hjalteyri
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Herring Factory at Hjalteyri

The Herring Factory at Hjalteyri, north Iceland was built in 1937 and closed its doors in 1966. Nowadays, the concrete hull is occupied by an artist-run space (Verksmiðjan), as well as studios. This unique artist-run space is comprised of three-levels, covering a total of 1500 square metres. The factory provides a very inspiring and creative setting, as has mostly been used to house installation art. The ...
Akureyri Public Park
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Akureyri Public Park

The Akureyri Public Park was opened in 1912 but the Botanic section in 1957. The park has been enlarged three times since 1912 and is now about 3.7 ha and lies at 40-50 m altitude at Eyrarlandsvegur road near midtown. The aims of the activity in the Botanic Garden are several. The most important task is to provide northern Iceland in general with trees, shrubs and perennials that fulfil demands upon beauty ...