Minjasafni­ ß Akureyri - Akureyri Museum

Minjasafnið á Akureyri, Akureyri Museum, Historicla Museum, Akureyri History, Exhibitions Akureyri, Menning á Akureyri


Akureyri Museum

An interesting museum for the entire family

Well designed exhibitions and the beautiful museum garden with its 19th century church is not to be missed if you visit Akureyri. Interesting and unique artifacts can be found in the exhibitions relating to the Viking period,  Ages, religion and everyday life in Eyjafjörður and Akureyri in the past.

Admission: 18+ ISK 1000 205 group discount


Land ahoy! Schulte Collection
Maps of Iceland 1547-1808


 Land ahoy! is an exhibition of historical maps of Iceland given to Akureyri municipality by the Schulte family from Germany. The exhibition includes unique original maps from 40 AD with great variations. See how mapmakers of the world saw this small island and how scientific methods and technique developes. 

Make your own map and find the strenge sea monsters and creatures on the maps and the statues within the exhibition. Be an explorer and participate in a treasure hunt!

The Yule lads! Get to know the Yule lads all 82 of them in November-January.

A view from the past
Modern Akureyri through lens of the 19th century.
Photographs by Hörður Geirsson




Hörður Geirsson is an amateur photographer and a curator of the photographic
department of Akureyri Museum. He is also Icelands only wetplate
photographer. The method had not been used in the country for 125 years when
Hörður began experimenting with such techniques.


Akureyri - The town by the bay

The exhibition depicts in different themes how Akureyri has developed as a town since the early 19. century.

Opening hours: Every day from June 1st - September 15th from 9 - 5 am.


The Old Turfhouse Laufás - 30 km east of Akureyri & 20 km from Goðafoss


 Opening hours: Every day from June 1st - August 31st from 9 - 5 am.

Addmission Isk 1.000. Discount for groups 10+ 

The writer´s homes in Akureyri 


 Ask for DAY Pass to all of our 5 museums!


ONLY ISK 2000. Available at these Museums, Tourist Info in Hof and Saga Travel Info Office.



Picture gallery

Akureyri Museum manages The Old Turfhouse Laufás which is open daily 9 to 5 from 1st of June - 31st of August. Groups are welcome out of season.

Special events arranged by the Museum include: historical walks, an evening of song in the museum church,  market day at Laufás, Christmas preparations at Laufás etc.

 Friendly atmosphere and staff more than willing to engage in a conversation with guests.

 „With my best compliments for the extraordinary quality of your Museum. Very good design and also good museology.“  Luis Juaris Medur ICOM from Brazil.

OpnunartÝmi/Opening hours

Minjasafnið á Akureyri - Akureyri Museum

Vetur - Winter 16.sept-31.maí

Alla daga /Daily kl. 13-16

Gamli bærinn Laufás - Old Turfhouse Laufás

Opið alla daga 9-17
frá 1.júní -31.ágúst 
Open every day 9-17
from June 1. - 31. August
Sími/Tel: 895-3172
E-mail: laufas@minjasafnid.is 

Nonnahús - Nonni's House

Opið alla daga 10-17
frá 1.júní - 31.ágúst 
Every day from 10-17
from June 1. - 31. August

Davíðshús - Sigurhæðir
Davíðs Stefánsson Memorial Museum
& Matthías Jochumsson Memorial Foundation

Opið virka daga 13-17
frá 1.júní - 31.ágúst
Open Weekdays 13-17
from June 1. - 31. August
sími/Tel: 571-1830(summer) 462-4162 (winter)  

Aðgangseyrir/Admission Fee

18+ 1000 kr.

Börn/Children: ókeypis/Free

20% Hópafsláttur/Group discount

Séropnun utan opnunartíma/Special opening: 15.000 kr + aðgangseyrir/admission fee


Skrifstofa Minjasafnsins
The Museum office
Virka daga/Weekdays 8-16. 

Sími/Tel: 462-4162 & 895-3171
Sími/Tel: Laufás 463-3196 & 895-3172
Sími/Tel: Davíðshús 571-1830
Sími/Tel: Nonnahús 462-3555


Tekið á móti skólahópum alla virka daga.
Bókanir hjá ragna@minjasafnid.is

 Minjasafnið á götukorti

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moya - Útgáfa 1.10 RC1 2006 - Stefna ehf

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