The 150th Anniversary of Akureyri - New!
A beautiful 1500 piece jigsaw with a fun illustration by Brian Pilkington
Akureyri is an extremely attractive town located at the bottom of Eyjafjördur fjord by Pollurinn (the puddle), as the sea between the Oddeyri peninsula and the R. Eyjafjardará delta is called. The first settlers during the 9th century were Helgi Magri (Helgi the Lean) and Thórunn Hyrna. During the 17th century, Danish merchants built their base camp in Akureyri. Danish influences on the town were considerable, and the merchants made it one of the main trading ports in Iceland. As a result, Akureyri has often been called the "Danish town". Akureyri was granted municipal status in 1862. The town boasts a number of attractive places of interest, such as the skislopes in Mt. Hlídarfjall, Nonnahús (a museum dedicated to the writer Jón Sveinsson), the Public Park and Botanical Garden (Lystigardurinn), Kjarnaskógur woods and Akureyri Church.
Artist Brian Pilkington is well known for his drawings and his wonderful book illustrations. He has written and illustrated a wide range of children's literature, and his works depicting Icelandic folklore and trolls have attracted deserved recognition, both in Iceland and abroad.
- 1500 puzzle pieces
- Square packaging
- Packing dimensions: 36,5 x 27 x 6 cm
- Size of puzzle: 90 x 60 cm