Akureyri Museum (Adalstraeti 58, Akureyri) – this museum, located in the north central part of the country (almost 5 hours northeast of Reykjavik) offers two permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the area from settlement to modern times: “Eyjafjorður from Early Times” and “Akureyri – the Town on the Bay”.
Many interesting and unique artifacts can be found in the exhibitions relating to the Viking period, the Middle Ages, religion and everyday life in Eyjafjörður and Akureyri in the past. All exhibition texts are in English but also available in German and Danish. The surrounding museum garden is an idyllic picnic spot and the 19th Century church is well worth a visit as well as Nonni’s House, which also belongs to the museum. The Museum also hosts a number of events throughout the year. Admission: ISK 900. Hours vary. Visit the museum’s website for more info: www.minjasafnid.is