Tour ID: IN08
Tour Duration: 2 hours
As short introduction to the charming town of Akureyri. Visit the Christmas Garden where the spirit of Christmas is present all year around. A short distance away we will find the beautiful wooden church at Grund.
- Town of Akureyri
- Christimas House & Garden
- Church of Grund
- Eyjarförður valley
Departures 2018: Daily
Departure time: 14:00
Prices per persons: ISK. 6.000
Minimum 2 persons
Pick up from your guesthouse/hotel in Akureyri included
We begin by taking a short guided tour of Akureyri and then drive South into the Eyjafjörður Valley.
Our main destination is the charming Christmas House and it's Garden which is open all year round. Here you can learn about how Icelanders celebrate Christmas. They have very different festive traditions in Iceland compaired to other Europeon countries. There to is the opportunity to buy local Christmas handicrafts and Christmas ornaments. The Christmas Garden is filled with engaging games for children to play plus sweet little Christmas themed items to look at.
From here we drive furthur South into the valley and make a photo stop at the church of Grund - built in 1904-05. It is thought to be one of Iceland’s most beautiful rural churches. Then we cross the bridge over the Eyjafjarðará river and begin our return journey back along the east side of the valley to Akureyri.