Discover the best top things to do in Akureyri, Iceland including The Old Farmhouse Laufas, Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), The Aviation Museum, Akureyrarkirkja, Hlidarfjall Akureyri, Catholic Church.
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Laufas Folk Museum is a complex of turf roof houses that expanded over time. The style of turf clad timber building stretches back to the Middle Ages. A number of these houses are linked together by passageways. The lower floors were the living spaces with the upper floors mainly used for sleeping quarters. The last resident of these houses (to 1936) was the minister for the church on the property. The host at the museum provides a direct link as she was baptized by that minister.
Two parlor rooms are fairly modern with wood floors and furniture. One was used as a dining room. The rest of the lower rooms are connected by dirt floors and flagstones. In the kitchen pots were heated over open fires. There is an opening in the roof for the smoke to escape. Overall, an interesting view into life in Iceland in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
There is a small gift shop and snack bar by the parking lot. Washrooms are on a lower level with outside access from the back. The site is not wheelchair accessible.
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Just up the hill from center city Akurevri is a botanical garden where one can wander around and see various flowers and plantings. The day we were there, downtown was crowded with tourists while the Gardens were almost empty except for a few families with little children and a limited number of tourists.
Beautiful flowers and vegetation.
A must see and an escape from the city hustle & bustle.
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Recently visited, staff were brilliant, Very interesting place well worth the visit. Would reccomend toany avaiation enthusiasts
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Walking up the stairs to the top was beautiful but tiring. But those dreamy sky, colors and gorgeous flowers beds compensated for it. It a great church as designed by the same architect as Hallgrimskirkja. The view from the top was amazing. Don't miss it if you are in this area.
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Akureyris' ski resort is situated just 5 km outside of the town, it is a very unique area. The elevation of the site goes from 500 m to 1000 m above sea level and so there is plenty of opportunity for good skiing during the winter months. Since 2006 Hliðarfjall has had a number of snow making machines installed which extendes and improves snow conditions on the slopes. The longest trail is more than 2.5 km. It is equipped with 7 ski lifts and 23 alpine slopes. All of the main runs are floodlit, allowing evening skiing. Lifts open at 13:00 on weekdays until 19:00; at weekends and holdays lifts are open from 10:00 to 16:00. Our ski rental has complete range of equipment for alpine, telemark, snowboard and cross country skiing. We also have snowblades and sledges. Ski and snowboard lessons for both children and adults, are available at the ski centre daily. Please book in advance. Cross country tracks for all levels of skiers. 3,5 km. of the cross country trails are flood lighted until 10pm which is groomed daily. Many other trails are available depending on the conditions. There are two cafeterias at the ski resort. Both serving hot/cold drinks, a selection of hot/cold food, home cooked soups and confectionary. Hlíðarfjall is on instagram! /hlidarfjall
This is a good area for kids and adults with a good ski school that operates during weekends. It's so close to town that you can take a taxi for a minimal cost and the apre ski is basically every restaurant in town. Really cheap to ski and rent and you can buy a pass that gets you to 3 other resorts and that gives you the chance to watch nature from different sides of the North.
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