Akureyri and beyond. Join the dead for the very best viewing in the town. PIC Sveinn Joelsson

Akureyri and beyond. Join the dead for the very best viewing in the town. PIC Sveinn Joelsson

M ore often than not graveyards the world over are not situated in the most scenic spots in towns and cities. An exception to this is found in the town of Akureyri in the North of Iceland.

Akureyri is situated in a fine spot and few pass through without snapping some photos. Especially popular are pics taken of, or from, the local church, Akureyrarkirkja, which stands tall in the center of town. All about that and other worthy things found here.

However, the absolutely nicest spot for a view over the whole town and far out to sea actually is found among the dead at the local graveyard at Naustahofdi. Reason being this place stands quite above the rest of the old town center as well as offering peace and quiet not found near any tourist sites. We all need some quiet time. Even on trips.

Finding the graveyard is not too easy for visitors although not too hard to find on a hill overlooking among other sites the famous local botanical garden. Asking any local will do the trick. Team Total Iceland highly recommends taking a breather in the graveyard away from the hustle and bustle. You will be rewarded with inner peace and great photo ops. Just be respectful.


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