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  • 1. Lystigarðurinn

    Garden

    From the church it's a short walk from the town center on Eyrarlandsvegur to the Lystigarðurinn, planted with around 420 species of Iceland...Read More

  • 2. Akureyri Museum of Industry

    Museum/Gallery

    Those with an interest in industry can visit the museum, which is located near the airport. The four exhibition halls detail the rather impressive...Read More

  • 3. Davíðshús

    Museum/Gallery

    The home of poet Davíð Stefánsson has a unique 1960s-Iceland vibe. ...Read More

  • 4. Dimmuborgir

    Nature Sight

    Southwest of Hverfjall is this mesmerizing lava field known as Dimmuborgir, or "Dark Castles," a labyrinth of tall and twisted formations where...Read More

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  • 5. Húsavík Whale Center & Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1997, the museum is dedicated to whales and whaling in Iceland. The exhibition provides detailed information...Read More

  • 6. Hverfjall

    Nature Sight

    Proceed along the eastern shore of Lake Mývatn to this 1,300-foot-high ash cone, several hundred feet from the road. Two paths lead to the top...Read More

  • 7. Kirkja

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Among the mysterious arches, gates, and caves of Dimmuborgir, the best known is the Kirkja (church), resembling a Gothic chapel (it's marked...Read More

  • 8. Lake Mývatn

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    An aqueous gem amid mountains and lava fields, Lake Mývatn is fed by cold springs in the lake bottom and warm springs in the northeastern corner...Read More

  • 9. Minjasafnið

    Museum/Gallery

    The Minjasafnið has a large collection of local relics and works of art, old farm tools, and fishing equipment. It hosts interesting exhibitions...Read More

  • 10. Námaskarð Mountain Ridge

    Mountain

    In the Námaskarð Mountain Ridge, on the eastern side of the Ring Road, are bubbling, gray-mud sulfur springs, boiling like a witch's cauldron...Read More

  • 11. Nonni Travel

    Scenic Drive

    Nonni Travel runs tours from Akureyri to Mývatn, exploring natural wonders and historic sites, as well as the Greenland, and the Faeroe Islands. ...Read More

  • 12. Sigurhæðir

    Museum/Gallery

    Matthíasarhús, the house where the author of Iceland's national anthem, Matthías Jochumsson, once lived, is now a museum. ...Read More

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