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welcome to Haelid the great white plague center

Only 10 km south of Akureyri hides a beautiful village, Kristnes, built up around a tuberculosis (TB) sanatorium from 1927. At HÆLIÐ we have opened a touching exhibition about the TB. Do not miss it on your visit to North Iceland. A cosy Café is attached to it, perfect to taste the homemade pastries and coffee afterwards. 

Exhibition
café

Welcome to a visual journey through sickness and loss but also hope, serenity and lust for life

Good coffee and lovely homemade pastries in beautiful and atmospheric surroundings.

Opening Hours

Open daily June, July and August from 13-17.

Open on weekends in May and September

We open for groups upon request at other times

Viðburðir

In the Corner of HÆLIÐ:

Concerts and cozytime supported by the friends of HÆLIÐ

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