North

Ásbyrgi Nature Reserve

(Camping, at the northern tip of Vatnajökull National Park)
Varied forest in otherworldly surroundings of Ásbyrgi Canyon. The horseshoe shaped depression is one of Iceland's greatest nature wonders. Native birch most prominent with decorations of native rowan but planted conifers are also to be found.

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Grund Historical Forest Grove

(19 km S of Akureyri, road 821)
Historical grove from the year 1900 with many different tree species labeled with taxonomical names and planting year. Seeing and hearing the quaking aspen (Populus tremula) is most certainly worth the visit.

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Kristnes Forest

(10 km S of Akureyri, road 821) Varied recreation forest effectively used for health and rehabilitation purposes. Originally grown as a recreation area for patients at the tuberculosis sanatorium now housing geriatric and rehabilitation wards.

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Melar & Skuggabjörg Forests

(In Fnjóskadalur eastward from Akureyri)
One of the biggest and tallest birchwoods in Iceland. Some conifer plantations too.

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