601 Akureyri

On the Green Map:

Cultural Site

Here you can see all cultural sites in Iceland. These contribute to the country's environment and sense of place in many important ways. Noninstitutional resources, monuments and places, even temporary events may be included.

Traditional Way of Life

May be indigenous, pioneer or migrated peoples' traditions. Might not be assimilated into prevailing culture. May be resources for learning about or visiting people living in traditional, more selfsufficient ways.


Museums all over Iceland.


Grasþök eru aftur að verða algengari í mörgum löndum. Bæði á háhýsum og sveitabýlum eða frístundahúsum. Á Íslandi er sterk hefð fyrir grasþökum enda hluti af byggingarhefð torfbæjanna. Grasþök eru umhverfisvæn m.a. að því leyti að þau kæla og hreinsa loftið, eru ágætis eldvörn í húsum og endurvinna regnvatn. Grasþök í borgum auka lífsgæði og yndisauka á mölinni.

Local Business

Innovative local businesses that use natural resources and eco-friendly/self-sustaining methods of production.

Local Food

Food is grown locally and processed locally. If processed it is either sold locally or domestically. Not neccesarily organic.

Historical Feature

Edifice, institution, monument or unmarked historical area with special significance to the urban environment, the nation or sense of place.

Traditional Turfhouse

Traditional Icelandic houses made of turf, grass and rocks and reconstructions based on archaeo- logical research.

Certifications. Labels and Awards:

Local Food of Eyjafjörður

Local food of Eyjafjörður is an organisation that seeks to promote the local cuisine of Eyjafjörður in general. The project is based on the idea of Slow Food, and originates in the collaboration of people working within the  food, catering and tourism industries of Eyjafjörður. The label, while not a certificate as such, identifies local products and services of the people involved with the project.