Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or just looking for something unique to do, the Icelandic Aviation Museum is one of Akureyri’s most impressive museums. Located in a large hanger at Akureyri airport, the museum’s exhibits span over 2,200 square meters, with a varied collection of large and small aircrafts, photographs, artifacts and flight memorabilia.
Since opening its doors in 2000, the Aviation Museum has devoted itself to preserving Iceland’s aviation history, documenting key moments like the country’s first flight back in 1919 and the first scheduled passenger flight, which arrived in Akureyri from Reykjavík in 1928. Highlights include a restored coast-guard helicopter, the first glider built in Akureyri 1937 and the remains of a British WWII aircraft, which crashed in Akureyri during the war. The Icelandic Aviation Museum also hosts an annual Flying Weekend each summer, featuring the Icelandic National Aerobatics Competition.
The Icelandic Aviation Museum is located at Akureyri airport, 3 km south of the town center and is open daily during the summer (June 1st – Sept 1st) from 11am-5pm, and Saturdays only (or by appointment) during the winter months from 12pm – 5pm. Entrance is ISK 1.000, while children 11 years and under go free.