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In North Iceland, you can travel around the area and get to know historical places, whether it is related to settlement, battles, poets, or the way of life of the past. 

Local tours ATV
Local Tours ATV ehf. is a local entertainment company with four ATV quad bikes that can take up to 8 persons and a guide.   We have a big area that we can travel across and a big possibility to plan a short and long trip for a group of people.   We can plan a trip on a mountain road, on the beach and along the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. We count on safe travel for all our customers; safety is essential.   We offer helmets, overalls and gloves.   Our motto is to travel safely and provide a memorable trip that all our customerss will remember.   Visit our Facebook page for more information.      
Icelandic Horse Farm Lýtingsstaðir
Horseback ridingOur peaceful farm Lýtingsstaðir is situated in the North of Iceland in Skagafjörður, only 20 km away from road#1.We offer horseback riding tours (beginner and experienced level) on beautiful trails, in small groups, and away from traffic. Personal service, experienced guides, excellent riding horses, and maintained equipment ensure a high-quality experience. Available from April-October. AccommodationWe offer accommodation in three wooden cottages for self-catering. Enjoy midsummer nights out on the deck or let dancing Northern Lights take your breath away. Take a ride or a walk, watch horses and sheep, explore the surroundings, and enjoy the many activities Skagafjörður has to offer. Available all year round.Lýtingsstaðir is a fully licensed riding holiday company, operating since the year 2000, welcoming you with warm hospitality and a personal atmosphere. The Old StableInspired by the long history of the farm, a horse stable, and a storage room were built in 2015. The two gabled houses combine turf, stones, and wood, and they are masterpieces of traditional, even if nowadays very rare, Icelandic craftsmanship. We want to tell visitors how horses were kept on farms in the old days, and we have a display featuring old tools, tack, and other items connected with horses and farming. Audioguide is available in different languages.Open daily from May to September, other times of year on request. Entrance fee with audio guide included.
Akureyri Museum
In the oldest part of Akureyri (known as the Inner town), stands the Akureyri Museum. Here we find many interesting and well set up exhibitions, which we have no hesitation in recommending for adults and children alike. Those with a thirst for knowledge, and who wish to find out about Akureyri in a more innovative way, we recommend a visit to the exhibition "Akureyri, the Town by the Pool”. Here you will find a trader’s store, a parlour, a playroom and numerous photographs capturing life in the town throughout the years – and all of which make up an enjoyable tour through Akureyri’s history as a centre of trade and industry. The remains of a burial mound containing boats, mediaeval trading goods, a warp-weighted loom and information on settlement in Eyjafjörður, are among the things of interest to be found on the top floor of the premises, in the exhibition "Eyjafjörður in the Early Period". Each year there is also a summer exhibition. Akureyri Museum has on offer historical walks for groups through the old part of town, the Oddeyri and/or Glerárþorp district, as well as soirées in the Museum Church where you are taken on a journey of prose and song into the world of Icelandic music, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The garden surrounding Akureyri Museum is more than a century old and makes a pleasant stopping place on your journey round town. Within the garden stands a church built in 1846, which is rented out for various kinds of ceremonies.  Akureyri Museum was awarded the Icelandic Museum Awards in 2022. Open:June 1 - September 30: Daily 10-17October 1 - May 31: Daily 13-16 Price:Adults (18 and older): ISK 1800Children and youth: FreeSenior citizens ISK 900Handicapped: Free Pass for 5 museums: ISK 2200
Husavik Museum - Safnahúsið
The Husavik Museum celebrates the vibrant and progressive history of the Þingeyjar Counties and is run by the District Cultural Center. The permanent exhibition “Daily Life and Nature” examines a century in the history of people whose relationship with nature was immediate and intimate in the years 1850-1950. Natural objects and man-made artefacts are displayed along with contemporary personal accounts by local people. The museum's other permanent exhibition is the Maritime Museum, which provides an insight into the evolution of fishing and boat building in the area, from the time of the rowboat to the age of the motorboat. A myriad of artefacts and a variety of boats are on display, many of which were built in Husavik. In 2021, UNESCO inscribed the Nordic clinker boat traditions on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and here you can view the craftsmanship involved in this tradition.  Additionally, there are two galleries that hold a diverse range of multi-annual art exhibitions. The building is also home to the District Archives as well as a large collection of art and photography.  The Husavik Museum is open to visitors all year round.  15 May - 31 August: Every day 11-17  1 September -14 May: Tue-Fri 13-16 and Sat 11-16 Entrance fee Admission: 2.200 ISK Pensioners/Students*: 1.700 ISK Disabled*/Children: Free Members of ICOM*: Free Groups (10+): 1.900 ISK *ID required A single entry ticket gives you access to The Husavik Museum - Safnahúsið, Grenjaðarstaður - The Old Turf House, Snartarstaðir - District Folk Museum & Sauðanes - District Folk Museum once during the calendar year 2024.
Kakalaskáli
Only 5 minutes drive from the ring road. History and Art Exhibition about the turmoils of 13th century Iceland: The exhibition gives insight into the tumultuous 13th century Iceland, focusing on the story of the Sturlungar clan chieftain Thordur kakali. The art exhibition is the fruit of on-site work by 14 artists from 10 countries, uniquely portraying the events of the era. Audio guides are available in several languages. The Staging of the Battle of Haugsnes (The Stone Army) - large scale outdoor installation: The bloodiest battle in the history of Iceland is undoubtedly the Battle of Haugsnes, April 19th 1246, which claimed 111 lives. The battle occurred during times of great turmoil in 13th century Iceland, as told by the Sturlunga Saga. The owner of Kakalaskáli and history enthusiast, Sigurður Hansen, has arranged 1320 rocks, a total of 600 tons, each representing a warrior on the fateful morning of the battle, moments before the two feuding clans clashed. Those who died in battle and the following days are marked wiht crosses. María's Workshop and Antiques Shop: Situated at Kakalaskáli and open during the same hours. Open Daily from June 1st. - August 31st. Hrs: 13-17 except on Mondays. Other times open by appointment. Please call +354 670-8822 for further information.
1238: The Battle of Iceland
The exhibition, 1238 : The Battle of Iceland, revolves around the most famous part of the Icelandic Sagas - Sturlung Era (1220 - 1264); the bloodiest and most violent era in Icelandic history. Sturlunga is recreated with interactive technology and brings to life, in a fascinating vision, Iceland's most dramatic clash of family clans and the fatal civil war that ended Iceland's independence. 1238 : The Battle of Iceland, is an immersive exhibition that goes a step beyond the regular history museum. The exhibition offers people of all ages to experience history in a very modern and artful interactive installations and to take part in dramatic events through virtual reality. Whether visitors have great or no interest in history the visit is  truly an amazing experience. Café & Bistro, Souvenir Shop and Tourist Information Office is also located at 1238 : The Battle of Iceland. Open daily in summertime: 10am – 4pmOpen Monday-Saturdays in wintertime: 10am -4pm Visit us on Facebook. 
The Herring Era Museum
The Herring Era Museum is Iceland’s largest maritime and industrial museum, where visitors have the opportunity to get to know the herring fishery and processing industry that underpinned Iceland’s economy for much of the twentieth century. Three very different museum buildings provide visitors with an insight into the magnificent and captivating herring industry. The Róaldsbrakki is a Norwegian herring station dating back to 1907. Most of this building is as it was in the past, when herring girls lived in the building throughout the summer. Grána is an example of a small herring factory of the 1930s and visitors can see the workings of the reduction industry, which has long been seen as Iceland’s first major industry. The Boathouse seeks to recreate a portion of a herring port, with the fleet alongside one evening in 1950 and allows visitors to mull over what it must have been like to walk the quaysides around the middle of the last century. More information: www.herringmuseum.com Opening hours: May and September: 13 – 17 June, July, August: 10 – 18 Winter: By arrangement Siglufjörður is only and hour drive from Akureyri!
Hólar Travel Service
Hólar is a popular destination thanks to its many attractions, notably the beautiful nature and its important role in Iceland's history. Hólar is surrounded by scenic mountains and stands on the edge of Hólar forest. There are plenty of long and short hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. Accommodation at Hólar:Various accommodation options meet various needs: - Apartments with bedroom, living room, private bathroom. 2  persons. Made up beds. - Cottages with bedroom and private bathroom. 2-3 persons. Made up beds. - Cottages with 2-6 bedrooms and shared bathroom. 2-12 persons.  Made up beds. - Sleeping bag accommodation.  Please contact for prices and booking information.  Dogs are allowed on the camping ground.
Langanesferðir
LANGANESFERÐIR We make a visit to Langanes peninsula memorable with our private Land rover tours. A tour for minimum 2 and maximum 6 persons, a unique and exciting experience with our great value one-on-one private tour service. Langanes is a veritable outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife, great for nature study and hiking as well as some tangible history. A trip to the outlying peninsula is an unforgettable adventure, passing remnants of ancient farms and deserted buildings like Heiði. Below Skoruvík cliffs is Stórikarl rock column, one of Iceland’s largest gannet colonies. Way out on the eastern shore stood village Skálar from 1910-1946. Departure : Ytra Lón - Landrover tour for 2-6 persons. Pick-up service for Þórshöfn. Daily summer : May 1st > August 31st
The Museum of Prophecies
The Museum of Prophecies Exhibition, storytelling and fortune telling.   The exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd, who lived there in the late 10th century. A painted tapestry tells the story of Þórdís. Guides lead visitors through the exhibition which features all kinds of interesting information about prophecies and fortune telling. Visitors can have their fortunes told and their palms read on request. Children can examine Þórdís’s gold chest, where various interesting things are hidden. We have a great range of Icelandic craft and design.   Opening hours:  June -  Sept. Tuesday – Sunday         13:00-18:00 Closed on Mondays.   Opening hours from Sept. – June  by arrangement, please contact us by phone. tel: 861 5089 / 452 2726 

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Þingeyrar church Þingeyrum 541 Blönduós 895-4473
Medieval Days at Gásir Þelamerkurskóli 604 Akureyri 462-4162
Kaffi Klara - Cafe and Guesthouse Strandgata 2 625 Ólafsfjörður 466-4044