The Christmas Garden just outside of Akureyri brings Christmas cheer to visitors year round. The quaint little gingerbread-like house is full of locally made handicraft and all sorts of Christmas ornaments and sweets. The burning log fire and Christmas tunes will put you in an instantly festive mood, even if it‘s the middle of June!

There‘s also a castle tower you can go up in and see the world‘s largest advent calendar. In the Christmas garden you can buy waffles and toffee apples from a small hut. There‘s a store next to the Christmas house that sells Scandinavian design and food items.

The garden has tables and benches who are perfect for a picnic and there are hidden gems all over for you to discover. Look out for the Unborn Children‘s wishing well, as well as the Yule Lad‘s mother, Grýla.

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