The Aviation Museum
The Aviation Museum
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore the fascinating journey of Iceland’s 100 years of aviation history. The Icelandic Aviation Museum was formed in 1999 and opened its doors on the 24th of June in 2000. Its goal is to preserve the history of flying in Iceland, to record the stories of those who have taken part in this and to promote the importance of aviation in our country. In addition to an interesting variety of aircraft and artefacts, there are photographic displays that depict various facets of aviation history. Also on display are ultra-lights, aircraft engines, model aircraft, airport equipment, a flight simulation trainer and much more. Together the exhibits illustrate the story of Icelandic aviation in a lively way. Of interest to many, are artefacts recovered from the wreck of a British R.A.F Fairey Battle which crashed in the mountains to the wast of Akureyri in 1941? The Icelandic Aviation Museum is a living entity in constant renewal, with many of the aircraft still actively in use and flying.
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Ashley M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My husband loves anything aviation and I am far less enthusiastic. This museum, however, was delightful even for me! It is one of the few museums I have ever been to where you can feel the pride and joy the curators have for the work. Every detail has been thought about and displayed - the history, planes, helicopters, engines, flight recorders, flight attendant uniforms, operation manuals, model airplanes, cockpits, and so much more. There was even a toy airplane for toddlers to ride around the museum in. The staff answers questions in great detail and were so engaging. We spent about 45 minutes wandering. The location is minutes from downtown Akureyri.
Written 23 March 2022
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Hans G
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Def. worth a trip if you like airplanes, and history. Just try to imagine flying in Iceland weather with very little resources and your chances of survival in a crash??
Written 5 September 2021
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
We loved this museum. It is, of course, not comparable with, for example, the one in Washington DC, but it is really nice.
Written 22 November 2020
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Ginny A
Hereford, AZ141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Authentic and run by enthusiasts. We have been to aviation museums all over the world and this was quite and insight into the challenges of aviation in Iceland. They even had an exhibit of the first Icelander to hold a license. Set fee, not donation based.
Written 14 July 2019
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Einar Ó
Reykjavik, Iceland26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great flight museum. There are many types of aircraft. Those interested in flight can see something interesting.
Written 16 October 2018
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123540
Owen Sound, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The curator of the museum was welcoming, charming and friendly. The aircraft collection and displays well worth seeing. Hanger well lit and warm. Commercial aviation fans will enjoy the F27, DC3, B727 flight deck and RB211 engine, plus air crew uniforms and memorabilia displays. Great model aircraft display too.
Written 5 October 2018
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awkend
Boca Raton, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
If you have an interest in aviation, then this is a must see in Akureyri. Located next to the Akureyri airport, the museum has a nice selection of beautifully restored aircraft on display, as well as a well documented history of aviation in Iceland. Staff is very friendly and enthusiastic. A real gem of a place.
Written 11 June 2018
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777giancarloborluzzi
Aosta, Italy6,865 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Reach the airport of Akureyri is ok for the scenery in the western part of the town; when there, I've visited this museum with many aircrafts (all well maintained) that made the history of the aviation of this country.
We were alone, so helped the visit.
Really interesting if you have time to spend around the town.
Written 29 April 2018
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Tandannik
Biggar, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Called by as a snowstorm prevented us from driving to our original destination, and welcomed in although they were in theory closed. Run by enthusiasts who are also pilots and restorers of old aircraft, they are wonderfully knowledgeable and so friendly. They let us wander round the exhibits and we didn't abuse their trust, as many of the aircraft hangared for the winter, still fly. It covers the whole history of Icelandic aviation from original German gliders to modern day airlines - an excellent museum
Written 8 April 2018
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FrankGTB
Chippenham, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
If ever you are in Akureyri this is a must. A large modern building adjacent to the airport. We were the only visitors as it was January but we were allowed to wander and enter some of the larger aircraft including the DC3 which is stored inside for the winter. If you are keen on aviation and in the area this museum should be the first attraction you visit.
Written 5 February 2018
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