Kjarnaskógur (The Kjarni forest) is an attractive wooded area and is owned by Akureyri Municipal Council but is under the guardianship of the Eyjafjörður Forestry Commission.

The first trees were planted in Kjarnaskogur in 1952 and the dominant species of trees are birch and larch but a number of other trees and shrubs also grow there.
The wild vegetation in these woods is also highly diversified, with more than 210 recorded species. Among the rare species there are strict primrose and bluebell.