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MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS: Holmavik

In Hólmavík and the municipality of Strandabyggð there are a few museums and... more

SUDURNES SCIENCE AND LEARNING CENTER

If you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, sea creatures,... more

SAUDANESHUS – THE OLD VICARAGE LANGANES

Sauðanes is an old church estate on Langanes peninsula, 7 kilometres... more

HUSAVIK WHALE MUSEUM

The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997 It's foremost aim is to provide... more

MUSEUM AT MANARBAKKI

The museum at Mánárbakki was opened on June 18th 1995 in a house named... more

THE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM OF ICELAND. Hvanneyri

The Agricultural Museum of Iceland presents the agricultural heritage and seeks... more

HEKLA CENTER

The Hekla Centre houses a contemporary, multimedia exhibition on Hekla... more

SKAFTFELLINGUR VE33

Vibrant Vik: A Hub of Culture and Nature Vik is home to some of the most... more

KATLA CENTER

Katlacenter Kötlusetur provides tourists with information and Is one of... more

Ljosafoss Power Plant

Landsvirkjun's energy exhibition is located in Ljósafoss Power Station, and is... more

SUDURNES SCIENCE AND LEARNING CENTER

If you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, sea creatures,... more

SOUTHWEST ICELAND NATURE RESEARCH CENTRE

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre is a regional institute of natural... more

FOLK MUSEUM IN GARDUR & LIGHTHOUSES

The municipal museum in Garðskagi is located in a natural paradise, which... more

Samuel Jonssons Art Museum

The association for the renovation of Samúel Jónsson's art museum... more

ARNES MUSEUM, Skagasrond

ADDRESS ÁRNES MUSEUM SKAGASTRÖND 545 SKAGASTRÖND Open all... more

Langabud, Museum, Djupivogur

Langabud Heritage museum, Rikardur Jonsson: Rikardur Jonsson was the... more

MEMORIAL MUSEUM KORT, Trekyllisvik

Trekyllisvík in Strandir is a place of phenomenal nature and varied wildlife... more

SHEEP FARMING MUSEUM, Strandir

The Sheep Farming Museum is an interesting and entertaining exhibition about... more

BREIDDALSSETUR

BREIÐDALSSETUR - Science and heritage centre Located in Breiddalsvík's oldest... more

AURORAS ICELAND. Faskrudsfjordur

In a small village on the east coast of Iceland, The Icelandic House of the... more

FRENCH SAILORS IN ICELAND, Faskrudsfjordur

The avant-garde exhibition in The French Museum in Faskruðsfjordur is the... more

MARITIME MUSEUM, Reydarfjordur

The museum mostly exhibits objects and utensils relating to fishing and... more

RANDULFFS-SJOHUS

Randulff´s Sea House is located by the sea in Eskifjordur It is during the... more

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NESKAUPSTADUR

A new and interesting museum which displays the best of Icelandic nature;... more

MUSEUM NORDFJORDUR

The museum building Safnahusid in Neskaupsstadur includes 3 museums: Tryggvi... more

SKAFTFELL,Seydisfjordur

Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art Skaftfell operates in the field of... more

TECHNICAL MUSEUM OF THE EASTFJORDS, Seydisfjordur

The museum´s main focus is on the influx of modern times around 1880 to 1950... more

EAST ICELAND EMIGRATION CENTER, Vopnafjordur

The East Iceland Emigration Center is located at Kaupvangur Cultural... more

THE ARCTIC FOX CENTER, Sudavik

The Arctic Fox Centre is a non-profit research and exhibition center, focusing... more

WESTFJORDS HERITAGE MUSEUM

In most travel books referred to as the Maritime Museum Fisheries have always... more

MUSEUMS Flateyri

There are three museums situated in the beautiful village of Flateyri The old... more

THE ICELANDIC SEA MONSTER MUSEUM, Bildudalur

Tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture... more

PAKKHUS MUSEUM, Olafsvik

The Pakkhús in Olafsvik is an old trading store, built in 1844 It is a... more

GALLERY LUNDI. Stykkisholmur

Local handicrafts Variety of products: Icelandic sweaters, hats, jewellery,... more

EIDARSETUR ICELAND Stykkisholmur

The Icelandic Eider Center is a modern museum and knowledge center which... more

LIBRARY OF WATER, Stykkisholmur

Vatnasafn / Library of water is a long-term project conceived by Roni Horn for... more

VOLCANO MUSEUM, Stykkisholmur

The museum includes works of art, old and new, showing volcanic eruptions, as... more

NORWEGIAN HOUSE – REGIONAL MUSEUM, Stykkisholmur

Norwegian house: The regional museum of Snæfellsnes The Norwegian... more

BORGARNES REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTRE

West Iceland Information Center is located in the shopping centre Hyrnutorg in... more

THE SETTLEMENT CENTER, Borgarnes

The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hours... more

BORGARNES TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM AND LAZY TOWN MUSEUM

Samgöngusafnið (Borgarnes Transportation Museum): old cars from the past... more

BORGARNES MUSEUM

Among other things in the museum, there are two great exhibitions One is... more

AKRANES LIGHTHOUSES

If you are into photography or just interested in exploring new things in... more

AKRANES PHOTOGRAFICAL MUSEUM

OPENING PERIOD All... more

AKRANES FOLK MUSEUM

Akranes Folk Museum offers a unique insight into past times in Akranes and... more

HUSAVIK MUSEUM

On the main floor of the Culture House in Husavík the new exhibition Man and... more

GRENIVIK FISHING MUSEUM

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays: June 15th - August... more

The House of Shark Jorundur, Hrisey

In the oldest house of Hrisey, The House of Shark Jorundur, you will find an... more

THE MUSEUM OF PROPHECIES

The Museum of Prophecies Exhibition, storytelling and fortune telling The... more

THE ICELANDIC SEAL CENTER

The Icelandic Seal Center in Hvammstangi is a research and exhibition center... more

AKUREYRI ART MUSEUM

Founded in 1993 Akureyri Art Museum is one of the youngest art museums in... more

THE AVIATION MUSEUM

The Aviation museum of Iceland first opened its doors to the public on the 1st... more

SAFNASAFNID MUSEUM

Safnasafnið - The Icelandic Folk Art Museum - was founded in 1995 by Níels... more

FRIDBJARNARHUS

Fridbjarnarhus now houses an exhibition of 20th century toys owned by Guðbjorg... more

SVERRIR HERMANNSSONS SMALLEXHIBITS

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays: May 15th - September... more

THE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

The Industrial Museum was founded to commemorate the industrial heritage of... more

DAVIDSHUS – HOME OF DAVID STEFANSSON

The relatives of the poet David Stefansson from Fagriskogur bequeathed to... more

THE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM OF ICELAND

A brand new museum on the 100 year history of motorcycles in Iceland... more

NONNI HOUSE

The Nonni House, Adalstraeti 54 The Childhood home of Jesuit priest Jon... more

SIGURHAEDIR

Sigurhaedir (Triumphal Heights), house built in 1903 by the Rev Matthias... more

EARTHQUAKE CENTER IN KOPASKER

The Earthquake Center at Kopasker is an interesting exhibition of photographs... more

SAGNHEIMAR FOLK MUSEUM

Sagnheimar, folk museum Sagnheimar, folk museum, opened a completely new... more

ELDHEIMAR

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without... more

INTO THE ARCTIC – NORDURSLOD

Into The Arctic was opened on January 28, 2017 The start comes from the... more

KIRKJUBAEJARSTOFA

Exhibition and study centre on the nature, history and culture of the... more

KATLA CENTER, Vik in Myrdal

Katlacenter Kotlusetur provides tourists with information and Is one of... more

LAVA VOLCANO & EARTHQUAKE CENTER, Hvolsvollur

LAVA "Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Center" will reveal the epic forces of... more

THE BOBBY FISCHER CENTER, Selfoss

This centre houses memorabilia of the 11th World Chess Champion BOBBY FISCHER... more

LA ART MUSEUM, Hveragerdi

LA Art Museum (Listasafn Arnesinga) welcomes you It runs ambitious and various... more

THE QUAKE 2008, Hveragerdi

Quake 2008 Earthquakes in the south of Iceland in may 2008 A powerful... more

SAGNAGARDUR VISITOR CENTRE, 11 km from Hella

Visit Sagnagardur the visitor centre of the Soil Conservation Service of... more

THVERA – VALLEY LAXARDALUR

Kaupfelag Thingeyinga was the first co-operative society in Iceland to be... more

GROF SKAGAFJORDUR

This former manor is situated just south of the village Hofsos The prayer... more

GRENJADARSTADUR Adaldalur

In the past, Grenjadarstadur ( Adaldalur) was the manor of the county The total... more

THE HOVEL ON BAY VATNSFJORDUR

The hovel is located a short distance from the church and the farmhouse,... more

LITLIBAER ON BAY SKOTUFJORDUR

Former farm Litlibaer was abandoned in 1969  In 1999, it was left in the care... more

MARITIME MUSEUM HELLISSANDUR

This museum was established by the Counsil of Seamen of the towns Hellissandur... more

REYKJAVIK OPEN AIR MUSEUM ARBAEJARSAFN

Arbaejarsafn is a mixed open air and a folk museum, a part of the collective,... more

GEIRSSTADIR CHURCH COUNTY HROARSTUNGA East Iceland

Archaeological excavations at farm Geirsstadir in county Hroarstunga in 1997... more

HOF

Hof is a cluster of farms in the Oraefi County During catholic times, the... more

GALTASTADIR FARM COUNTY HROARSTUNGA East Iceland

Galtastadir farm ( Hroarstungu,) is a small sod farm dating back to the 19th... more

ARNGRIMSSTOFA VALLEY SVARFADARDALUR

Arngrimur Gislason was born in county Reykjahverfi in district South... more

LAUFAS

The old rectory at Laufas is under the administration of the National Museum ... more

GLAUMBAER SKAGAFJORDUR FOLK MUSEUM

The buildings of the farm group date from different periods of the 19th century... more

SOD CHURCHES & FARMS IN ICELAND Sod farms and churches dating back to the 18th century.

Vague ancient sources mention hermits in Iceland before Christianity was... more

Saenautasel

The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði, was... more

Thjorarstofa Community Centre Arnes

Þjórsárstofa is a visitor centre with information about the area, services... more

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTRE Siglufjordur

The Folk Music Centre was officially opened on June 8th 2006  It is located in... more

HERRING FESTIVAL SIGLUFJORDUR

The annual Herring Festival (until 2016) and the Herring Museum are tightly... more

HERRING ADVENTURE

The herring is the most important factor of the rapid upswing of the Icelandic... more

HERRING-ERA MUSEUM

The so-called Roaldsbrakki (Roald’s-barrack) was a temporary dwelling of... more

Institute of Thorbergur Thordarson

Thorbergur centre was built in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Thorbergur... more

SEL SKAFTAFELL

The Sel farm was named after the summer pastures of the farmers past in the... more

HOT SPRING AREA HVERAGERDI

Entrance House at the Geothermal Area Hveramork 13 Town Hveragerdi is... more

Egilsbud Library and Folk Museum Thorlakshofn

The town Thorlakshofn was named after the patron saint of the country Open... more

VIKING FARM

The first eruption of Mt Hekla in historical times is thought to have occurred... more

Petras Stone Mineral Museum

Petra's Stone Mineral Museum at Stodvarfjordur Location: Fjardarbraut... more

BOLUNGARVIK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

The Westfiord Natural History Institute and the Natural History Museum share... more

OSVOR MUSEUM

The Osvor Museum (Bolungarvik) depicts a replica of a fishing outfit of the... more

NEDSTIKAUPSTADUR

Isafjordur has a long history as a trading centre for the area around the Bay... more

EYRARBAKKI, THE HOUSE Museum

The House in Eyrarbakki is among the oldest wooden buildings of the country It... more

The Saga Centre

Hlidarvegur 4 860... more

SKOGAR FOLK MUSEUM

The museum was opened in 1949 and its first permanent building was built in... more

BUSTARFELL

Bustarfell is a farm, situated at the foot of a synonymous mountain in the... more

Asmundur Sveinsson Museum

Sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson was born at the Kolsstadir farm in the Dalir... more

EYRARBAKKI MARITIME MUSEUM

This museum combines and displays artefacts connected with fishing, industry... more

Skalholt

The ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops, Skalholt, was the centre of... more

Hnjotur Folk Museum

About Hnjotur Folk Museum Orlygshofn is a short valley ending in rather a... more

Reykir Folk Museum

About Reykir Museum Down below the farm Reykir on The Hruta Bay is a spit of... more

Yztafell Farm

About Yztafell This farm is situated at the northern foot of Mt Kinnarfell in... more

Skogar Museum Church

This church belongs to the Holt benefice in the Rangarvellir deanery Its... more

Ghost Museum, Stokkseyri

The Draugasetur Museum (Ghost Museum) is located on the 3rd floor of the... more

Baugsstadir Farm

The Baugsstadir farm was named after the settler Baugur, who spent his first... more