Eyjafjarðarsÿsla Things to Do

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Eyjafjarðarsÿsla Things to Do

  • The beautiful Grundarkirkja church in...

    The church at Grund is ever so beautiful and different from most other churches in Iceland in that it has a lovely spear tower. And it is so lavish on the inside (seeing that it is a Lutheran church). At Grund there has been a church since ancient times, the first mentioned church here was in 1106. While the church was Catholic it was dedicated to...

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  • Möðruvellir and Nonni

    Pater Jón Sveinsson (1857-1944), Nonni, the author of the Nonnabækur books, was born at Möðruvellir in Hörgárdalur. Nonni moved to Akureyri town in 1865, when he was 8 years old. Nonni's father died when he was 11 and his mother couldn't raise her 5 children alone. In 1870 Nonni were sent to a Catholic college in France and later Nonni became a...

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  • The grove of Jónas Hallgrímsson -...

    There is a lovely grove in Öxnadalur valley - Jónas Memorial Grove (Jónasarlundur). It was consecrated in 1996 and dedicated to the memory of the great Icelandic poet, Jónas Hallgrímsson. The grove was consecrated that year in memory of the 150th anniversary of Jónas. Jónas was also a natural scientist.There is a memorial stone in the Memorial...

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  • The Deacon at Myrká - the church at...

    There is a lovely little country-church at Ytri-Bægisá. It is a timber church without a steeple. It was consecrated in 1858. The most note-worthy minister at Bægisá was Rev. Jón Þorláksson (1744-1819), who resided there for 30 years. He was one of the great Icelandic poets.There was a vicarage here until 1941 and in 1911 the parish at Myrká was...

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  • The Deacon of Dark River - Djákninn á...

    There is a well known folk tale in Iceland - the folk tale about "Djákninn á Myrká" or the Deacon of Dark River. It is a ghost story and I have always found this one particularly scary.This ghost story took place is Hörgárdalur in North-Iceland. Hörgárdalur is a valley leading to Eyjafjörður fjord.There is a farm here called "Myrká" or Dark River....

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  • Möðruvellir in Hörgárdalur - historical...

    Möðruvellir in Eyjafjörður is a historical place. There used to be an Augustinian monastery at Möðruvellir from 1296 until the Reformation in 1550. The monastery burnt down in 1316 when the monks had been drinking, but these particular monks liked their alcohol ;) One of the most noteworthy libraries in Iceland was once located at Möðruvellir....

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  • Jóhann the Giant - Iceland´s tallest...

    The tallest Icelander that we know of was from Dalvík and there is a museum dedicated to him at Dalvík. His name was Jóhann Kristinn Pétursson (1913-1984), often called Jóhann Svarfdælingur or Jóhann risi (the giant). he was 2,25 m - 2,34 m tall. Jóhann was born in Akureyri town, but was raised in Svarfaðardalur. By the time he was twenty he had...

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  • Dalvík - The District Museum.

    There are several exhibitions at the District Museum Hvoll at Dalvík, f.ex. on Jóhann the Giant Svarfdælingur and the 3rd Icelandic President Dr. Kristján Eldjárn.I have written a special tip on Jóhann the Giant Svarfdælingur, but this tip is on the District Museum and Dr. Kristján Eldjárn.The exhibition is traditional, with old tools, furniture...

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  • Laufás - turf-houses in North-Iceland.

    Laufás turf-houses is a must visit in Iceland. Laufás was mentioned in the records from the settlement of Iceland way back in 874-930. It was rebuilt when Rev. Björn Halldórsson resided at Laufás in 1853-1882.It was a wealthy farm by Icelandic standard. The last minister lived at Laufás until 1936 when he moved into a newer vicarage.There has been...

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  • The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art...

    There is a delightful museum by Svalbarðseyri in N-Iceland called Safnasafnið in Icelandic or "The Icelandic folk and outsider art museum". It is the only museum in Iceland which collects folk and outsider art.There are such lovely diverse rooms with all kinds of collections. One room is filled with dolls from all over the world. Another room is a...

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  • The World´s largest calendar?

    In the tower by the Christmas House is probably "heimsins stærsta dagatal" or the World´s largest calendar.It is so lovely visiting it. Inside the tower is painted in beautiful colours and there are different fairytale paintings. And numbered windows to open - just like on a Christmas calendar - but on a much larger scale.The artwork was done by...

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  • Jólahúsið - The Christmas House in...

    There is a lovely Christmas House in Hrafnagil in Eyjafjörður. It is a must visit while in this area. It is ever so lovely, like a magical world. Last time I visited it was in August and the temperature was 20 degrees C so it was out of this world entering the Christmas House. The Christmas House is on two floors and sells everything imaginable...

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  • The historical Gásir - Archaeology.

    Gásir is a preserved area under the care of the Icelandic Archeological Preservation. We got to go on a guided tour to parts of the archeological area during the Medieval Days festival, which is held in July each year.In 1907 and 1986 experimental researches were performed at Gásir. And archaeological research took place at Gásir from 2001-2006,...

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  • The historical Gásir - Medieval Trading...

    Gásir is a very special place in Eyjafjörður fjord. There used to be a trading place here in the Middle Ages. Gásir is quite unique as it is the only place where so many antiquities from a trading post from the Middle Ages can be found.It is hard to believe it now, but Gásir was the main trading post in Northern Iceland in the Middle Ages. It...

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  • A boat-trip to Hrísey island.

    Just outside of Dalvík village is Hrísey island called The Pearl of Eyjafjörður fjord. It is well worth the while taking the ferry across to the island while in this area.Hrísey island is the second largest island in Iceland with ca 190 inhabitants. It is 7,5 km long and 2,5 km wide at its widest point.When arriving in Hrísey you get greeted by the...

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  • Svalbarðseyri village.

    Svalbarðseyri is located on the eastern side of Eyjafjörður fjord with a population of ca 400 people in the whole area, half of them living in a small village. My Great-Aunt lives at Svalbarðseyri.The oldest cooperative society in Iceland, "Kaupfélag Þingeyinga" was founded here at Svalbarðseyri in 1885. Now there is a family run meat processing...

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  • Fiskidagurinn "The Great Fish Day" in...

    Dalvík village is a hamlet with ca 1.200 inhabitants. The main industries here is fish processing, fisheries, industry and trade.In Dalvík there is a very popular annual family festival called Fiskidagurinn mikli or "The Great Fish Day". It is held on the second weekend in August, the week after Verslunarmannahelgin or "The Bank holiday weekend"...

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  • Hauganes village.

    Hauganes village lies next to Árskógsströnd from where the ferry to Hrísey leaves. It is a small village with less than 200 inhabitants. Again here life revolves around fishing.My grandmother's sister lived here and I camped here while attending The Big Fish Day in Dalvík in August 2010. In July 2013 we stayed here for a week in my great-aunt´s old...

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  • Grenivík village.

    Grenivik is a village in the east part of Eyjafjörður. The inhabitants are 272. The lovely church in Grenivik dates back to 1886.As in all the towns in Iceland there is a museum here, Utgerdaminjasafnid in Grenivik. It stands by the ocean in a yellow house and shows artefacts and equipment of small boats in the last century.The lovely museum of...

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  • The view platform in Eyjafjörður.

    There is a lovely view platform opposite the ocean from Akureyri. Here you can see the whole Eyjafjordur fjord and the best view of Akureyri city. A highly recommended stop.In the summer time there are always a lot of cruise ships and boats by Akureyri and sometimes one can see whales from here.To get to the view point, which is by ring-road 1, you...

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  • Munka-Þverá in Eyjafjörður.

    At Munka-Þverá was a monestary for 306 years from 1155-1551, but in 1429 the monastery and the church burnt to the ground with a lot of valuables and 2 priests died. The current church at Munka-Þverá was raised in 1844.Munka-Þverá was in the olden days one of the best lands in Iceland and here chieftains resided.There is a statue of the Virgin Mary...

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  • The Wishing well of unborn children.

    There is a very lovely wishing well close to the Christmas House in Eyjafjörður. It is called The Wishing well of unborn children - in Icelandic "'Óskabrunnur ófæddra barna". On a sign there says: "Walk to the well and make a silent wish. Touch the surface of the water and your wish will join all good wishes in the wishing well for children of the...

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  • The old turf church Saurbæjarkirkja in...

    In the innermost region of Eyjafjörður valley you can find Saurbæjarkirkja, one of the few turf churches left in Iceland and the biggest one of the original turf churches. It was raised in 1858 by Einar Thorlacius.There have been churches here since the early days of Iceland. They were dedicated to St. Nicolas and the virgin Cecilia when Icelanders...

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Eyjafjarðarsÿsla Hotels

  • Hotel Akureyri

    Hafnarstraeti 67, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hofdabrekka

    Hofgabrekka is a very good hotel located abou 5 km far from the town of Vik and it is locateded in a...

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  • Kea

    Hafnarstraeti 87 - 89, Akureyri, IS-602, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Edda - Akureyri

    The Akureyri hotel is part of large chain of Edda hotels throughout Iceland. They are well organised...

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  • Hotel Nordurland

    Geislagata 7, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Sleeping Bag Accommodation

    Fnjoskadal, Akureyri, 601, Iceland

    Good for: Families

  • Saeluhus Akureyri

    During our second visit to Iceland in march/april 2013 we stayed in Akureyri for 5 nights. We...

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  • Countryhotel Sveinbjarnargerdi

    Sveinbjarnagerdi 2, Akureyri, 601, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • AkurInn

    On the positive side- the place is very clean and the bathroom floor in our private bath was toasty...

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