Walking in Akureyri

Historical path (purple)

4,1 km / 2,5 miles
Starting along the shores of Akureyri this path takes you through the oldest part of town with places of historical interest. Passing by the graveyard and towards the slopes of the old potato gardens that’s been in use for over 200 years. From here to the Botanical Gardens and the stunning views from Akureyrarkirkja. Down the church stairs and through the town centre ending at the Ráðhústorg –“Town Hall square”

The first settlers & town architecture (green)

2,9km / 1,2 miles
During this walk you pass several of the most prominent buildings in Akureyri. Starting at Brekkugata towards the statue of the first Viking settlers in the area, “Helgi the Lean & Thorunn Hyrna”. South by Helgamagrastræti to the towns thermal pool, the Botanical Gardens to Akureyri church and down by the town centre ending at the Ráðhústorg.

River and gardens (brown)

5,1km / 3,1 miles
From the corner of Brekkugata and the statue of the first Viking settlers in the area, Helgi Magri and Þórunn Hyrna, -“Helgi the Lean & Thorunn Hyrna”. From there towards the Glerártorg mall along the river up to the water reservoir and the Akureyri University area. Passing through the green areas down to the town thermal pools and the Akureyri church. Down the church stairs and through the town centre ending at the Ráðhústorg.

The sea & Oddeyrin (pink)

1,9km / 0,6 miles
Down by Strandgata towards HOF Cultural Center and along the sea to the harbour. Then crossing the streets into one of the oldest parts of town with wooden houses covered with stone imitated covering, typical for older houses in Akureyri. Back towards the town centre ending at the Ráðhústorg.

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