The District Archives in Akureyri (Héraðsskjalasafnið á Akureyri) is located on the 3rd floor of Brekkugata 17.  We are here.

The archives objective is the collection and preservation of documents and other recorded sources from the district’s history to be used by administration, organisations and individuals alike. This is done to safeguard their interest and rights and to aid scientific and academic research. The archives jurisdiction spans all districts in Eyjafjörður except the district of Dalvíkurbyggð and Fjallabyggð. A picture of the jurisdiction can be seen below.
The archives contain mainly documents from the municipality and institutions of Akureyri and documents from other municipalities in the district.

.Kort sem sýnir umráðasvæði Héraðsskjalasafnsins á Akureyri

Furthermore, we have documents from various associations, it is their legal responsibility to deliver their archives if they have received money from the municipalities or from the Icelandic state. We do not have any legal claims on private documents, i.e. letter-collections, diaries, manuscripts of literature and so on, but collect as much of such documents as possible for their historical value.

Genealogy is an ever-popular hobby or study in Iceland, and we have church records from the whole country on microfilms.
It is possible to look through lists of our records that have been archived here on our website.
You can look at photos, mainly from exhibitions we have done, here.

If you have records that you want to preserve with us, please feel free to contact us.

We offer advice on the use of our recorded sources. Visitors to the reading room receive assistance and instructions. There is information and data search available for administrative departments and for the public. It is also possible to send a request for information by email at herak@herak.is or through our contact us feature on this website.

Our service is free of charge, but a fee is for printing, copying and scanning documents as follows:
Copying/scanning A4                                                  50 kr.
Copying/scanning A3                                                  70 kr.
Printing in colour                                                        150 kr.
Scanning, without assistance                     Free of charge
Internet access                                             Free of charge
Costs of interarchival loans change on a case to case basis

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10 am – 4 pm.
Wed, Sat, Sun: Closed.

Document: A written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.
Record: A thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account kept in writing or some other permanent form.