Our apartment in Akureyri was just awesome! Laekjargata Apartment was in the perfect location, and it was like an art museum. Each room had art displayed throughout . I couldn’t resist taking pictures of it all. I kind of want to redo my entire house in lots of color now. I love the clean lines and decor in Iceland. It just makes me happy!!
We let the kids sleep while we went out in the early morning to check out the town. I love everything about Akureyri. It is located on Iceland’s northern coast, surrounded by hills that are popular for skiing, hiking, and horseback riding. Lining the streets are brightly colored buildings, cafes, storefronts, and museums. We grabbed coffees and pastries at Kaffi llmur on the main street and got some to go for the kids. They really love their baked goods in Iceland, and they are really good at making them!
After we returned to our apartment, we woke up the kids and just enjoyed our place for a few hours before checking out. Then we headed back to the downtown area. By that time, things were bustling. We walked into the Akureyri Art Museum, and the lady at the front desk encouraged us to buy tickets to see the exhibit. We are so glad we did. It was a really cool collection of work by local artists. We were there for over an hour, and all the kids loved it too.
Once we were done at the museum, we went straight to Akureyri Fish and Chips. We absolutely loved the decor and everything about this place. The fish and chips were some of the best we’ve ever had. Seriously, if you make it to Northern Iceland, you have to go here.
I could have spent more time here, just exploring, but, we needed to head back towards Reykjavik, and it was a five hour drive. On the way out of town, we stopped to get a photo of another turf house. We also stopped at Glanni Waterfall off of Ring Road. The kids were done with waterfalls by the end of the trip, but I couldn’t get enough. They compared it to all of the shrines we use to take them to in Japan.
It was a long drive back to Reykjavik, but we stopped there to grab an icelandic hot dog at Baejarins Best Pylsur. So so good, especially with the crispy fried onions and the fresh onions. Yum!
We then grabbed ice cream in town and went out to see the sunset at the Grotta Island Lighthouse before heading to our Airbnb for the last two nights in Iceland.