The people of Akureyri don’t limit their creative spirit to museum or gallery walls. All over Akureyri is a wide variety of open-air artworks by some of our most revered artists, such as Ásmundur Sveinsson, Einar Jónsson, Elísabet Sigríður Geirmundsdóttir, Nói, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Nína Sæmundsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ríkharður Jónsson and Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir, to name just a very few.
When you stay in Akureyri, pick up the Akureyri Art Trail map, which divides the city into six accessible walking tours around these not-so-hidden treasures. The more notable pieces include Outlaws by sculpture pioneer Einar Jónsson (1900) close to the Botanical Garden, The Harp of Prayer by Ásmundur Sveinsson (1965) in a park not far from the Akureyri swimming pool, the Pearl and Ode to the Night, both made by Elísabet Geirmundsdóttir in 1951 and situated in the old town, and many other important pieces of art.
Last updated 8 May 2023.