Akureyri Museum

An interesting museum for the entire family with exhibitions depicting the history of Akureyri – the Town on the Bay with unique artefacts relating to everyday life from the 19th century to the present day. The museum is situated in the oldest part of town in the beautiful museum garden with the wonderful 19th century church.

  • Special exhibitions 2015-16
  • Akureyri the Town by the Bay portrays the way of life in a 19th century town with interesting objects and photographs.
  • Are you ready, Madam President? Tells the story of the first female president in the world, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. Surrounded by suit-clad officials, she was a fearless trailblazer in both word and deed.
  • Annual Christmas exhibition is a combination of nostalgia and playfulness explaining traditional customs connected to the 82 yule lads.
  • Land Ahoy! – Historical Maps of Iceland 1547-1808 – Schulte Collection. Exquisite maps reveal how the image of the island evolved. Don’t miss the interactive cartographer’s room or the sea monsters.

All exhibitions are designed to be family friendly with many hands on objects.

Aðalstræti 58, Akureyri
+354 462 4162

Jun—Mid-Sep | Daily 10-17
Mid-Sep—May | Daily 13-16

Adults (18+) 1200 ISK Groups (10+) 960 ISK
Day Pass 2000 ISK – Annual Pass 3000 ISK
Free bus no. 1 & 3 | 20 minutes walk from town center